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Azucar Mine, Newberry Springs, Newberry Mts, Ord District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 46' 36'' North , 116° 48' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.7766685486, -116.816390991

A former lode Au-Ag occurrence/mine located in the NE¼NW¼NW¼ sec. 19, T8N, R2E, SBM, about 14 km WSW of Newberry Springs, along the western margin of the Newberry Mountains (7 miles SE of Daggett), on Bureau of Land Management administered land. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

Mineralization is a vein deposit hosted in monzonite and granite. The vein lies in a fault zone. Local rocks include Miocene nonmarine rocks.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of a 200 foot shaft, a 135 foot incline with 120 feet of drifts, and adit and trenches.

Mineral List

2 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Pleistocene - Oligocene
0.0117 - 33.9 Ma
Miocene nonmarine rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0.0117 - 33.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Barstow Formation; Bena Gravels; Bissell Formation; Bopesta Formation; Caliente Formation (part); Clews Fanglomerate; Coachella Fanglomerate; Fiss Fanglomerate; Mint Canyon Formation; Oso Canyon Formation; Pickhandle Formation; Punchbowl Formation; San Pablo Group; Santa Barbara Formation; Split Mountain Formation; Tick Canyon Formation; Tropico Group; Valley Springs Formation

Description: Sandstone, shale, conglomerate, and fanglomerate; in part Pliocene and Oligocene.

Lithology: Major:{sandstone,conglomerate}, Minor:{siltstone,mudstone}, Incidental:{sedimentary breccia, limestone, dolostone, felsic volcanic, basalt, chert}

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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Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral resources of San Bernardino County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division of Mines (Report 49): 49(1-2): tabulated list No. 67, p. 24.

Southern Pacific Company (1964b) Minerals for Industry, Summary of Geological Survey 1955 - 1961: Vol III - 242 pp., Southern California, Southern Pacific Co., San Francisco, CA 94105: 120.

U.S. Bureau of Mines Open File Report MLA 27-85 (1985): Table 1, No. 2, p. 12.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10103334 & 10261810.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060710067.

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