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Desert Gold claims, Whitewater (White Water), San Bernardino Mts, Riverside Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 57' 27'' North , 116° 40' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.9575, -116.674722222

A Au-Ag prospect located in the SE¼ sec. 28, T2S, R3E, SBM, 4.9 km (31 miles) NW of Whitewater (town), W of Painted Hill and Bonnie Bell (hamlet), W of the Whitewater River (stream), on Bureau of Land Management administered land. Elevation 2,750 feet. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

NOTE: The coordinates given in California mines database and Google Earth - 33 57' 56" N, 116 40' 28" W - are wrong, with the adit actually located about half a mile south of this point.

Pyrite probably existed previously here, based on cubic holes left in some of the massive quartz. Local rocks include Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rock complex.

Workings include underground openings comprised of a short adit (8 meters long) cutting a vein of massive quartz.

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U.S. Bureau of Mines Open File Report MLA 27-86 (1986), Table 1, No. 7.

Petrov, Alfredo (2009), field observations (14-06-2009).

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10236762.

U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS): file #0060651319.

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