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Indian Tungsten Mine (Indian claim; Mint Lode claim), Santa Rosa Mountain, Santa Rosa Mountain District (Santa Rosa Mountain area), Santa Rosa Mts, Riverside Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 32' 1'' North , 116° 28' 31'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.5336112976, -116.47555542


A W occurrence located in the NE¼NE¼SW¼ sec. 28, T7S, R5E, SBM, 1.4 km (0.9 mile) WSW of Santa Rosa Mountain (coordinates of record) (20 miles SW of Indio; 6 miles S of Pinyon Flat). The property is comprised of 2 claims. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters.

Mineralization is hosted in granite. The ore body strikes E-W and dips 88N at a width of 18.29 meters and a length of 182.88 meters. The tactite body occurs in a garnet-epidote gangue. Local rocks include Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 2 (Peninsular Ranges).

Workings include underground openings comprised of a crosscut driven 150 feet (45.72 meters) S.

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Late Cretaceous - Middle Jurassic
66 - 174.1 Ma
Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 2 (Peninsular Ranges)

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 174.1 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Bonsall Tonalite; Bradley Granodiorite; Cactus Quartz Monzonite; Cajalco Quartz Monzonite; Corona Hornblende Granodiorite Porphyry; Domenigoni Valley Granodiorite; Escondido Creek Leucogranodiorite; Estelle Tonalite; Fargo Canyon Diorite; Green Valley Tonalite; Home Gardens Quartz Monzonite Porphyry; Indian Mountain Leucogranodiorite; Lakeview Mountain Tonalite; Lake Wolford Leucogranodiorite; La Sierra Tonalite; Mount Hole Granodiorite; Rattlesnake Granite; Roblar Leucogranite; San Jacinto Granodiorite; Stonewall Quartz Diorite; Woodson Mountain Granodiorite

Description: Mesozoic granite, quartz monzonite, granodiorite, and quartz diorite

Comments: Peninsular Ranges. Primarily tonalite, granodiorite, and minor quartz monzonite and granite. Emplacement ages mostly 80 to 105 Ma in eastern part of area and 105 to 140 Ma in western part; minor Jurassic rocks in central part

Lithology: Major:{tonalite}, Minor:{quartz diorite,granodiorite,quartz monzonite}, Incidental:{granite, pegmatite}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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References

Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1945), Mineral resources of Riverside County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division of Mines (Report 41): 41(3): 155.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10035344, 10064469 & 10140387.

U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS): file #0060650157.

 
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