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Chuckwalla Wash prospect, Bannock, Ibex District, Sacramento Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USAi
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Chuckwalla Wash prospectProspect
Bannock- not defined -
Ibex DistrictMining District
Sacramento MountainsMountain Range
San Bernardino Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 55' 10'' North , 114° 53' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Willow Valley1,062 (2011)25.9km
Needles4,984 (2017)26.4km
Mohave Valley2,616 (2011)27.6km
Arizona Village946 (2011)28.9km
Mesquite Creek416 (2011)29.8km


A Cu-Au-Ag occurrence/prospect located in secs. 27, 33, 34, 35, T10N, R20E, SBM, 3.1 km (1.9 miles) SW of Bannock, at the extreme northern tip of the Sacramento Mountains, S of US highway 95 (15 miles NW of Needles; just S of Bannock siding on the Santa Fe railroad). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is .

Mineralization is hosted in andesite. Known Cu-Au veins at Chuckwalla are similar to those peripheral to the Au breccia pipe at Colosseum. Generally E-W-trending mineralized belts are characterized by 100 to 300 foot zones of narrow calcite +/- quartz veins. There is a clear association between hydrothermal hematite and gold. Local rocks include Tertiary nonmarine rocks, undivided.

Workings include surface sampling and drilling. Santa Fe Pacific reconnaissance sampling was conducted in 1991, drilled by Echo Bay Mining in 1990. Santa Fe Pacific has done sampling, ground magnetic and VLF resistivity surveys.

Analytical Data: Initial sampling shows 26% of analyses average 0.19% ounce/ton Au with Cu values in the 1 to 5% range. Some baryte carries up to 102 ounces/ton of Ag.

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S CovelliteCuS
S BaryteBaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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Santa Fe Pacific Mining, Inc., Chuckwalla Wash prospect information sheet.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10061546.

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USGS MRDS Record:10061546

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