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Death Valley Mine (Cima-Death Valley Mine; Dolly Varden Mine; Arcalvada Mine), Cima, Ivanpah Valley, Ivanpah District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 13' 13'' North , 115° 27' 39'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.22029,-115.46111


A former Pb-Ag-Au-Zn occurrence/mine located in the NE¼SW¼SW¼ sec. 11, T13N, R14E, SBM, 3.7 km (2.3 miles) SE of Cima, W of the Mid Hills, on federal reservation land (Mojave National Preserve/East Mojave National Scenic Area). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

Local rocks include Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits.

Workings include unspecified underground openings (the topo map reflects 5 shaft symbols and 5 prospect pit symbols at this point plus several other such symbols in the surrounding area).

Mineral List


5 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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Holocene - Pliocene
0 - 5.333 Ma
Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 5.333 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Temescal Formation; Modesto Formation; Victor Formation; Alameda Formation; Aromas Red Sands; Bautista Beds; Brawley Formation; Borrego Formation; Burnt Canyon Breccia; Cabezon Fanglomerate; Campus Formation; Casitas Formation; Chemehuevi Formation; Corcoran Clay; Cushenbury Springs Formation; Dos Picachos Gravels; Dripping Springs Formation; Frazier Mountain Formation; Friant Formation; Harold Formation; Heights Fanglomerate; Hookton Formation (part); Huichica Formation; La Habra Formation; Manix Lake Beds; Mohawk Lake Beds; Montezuma Formation; Nadeau Gravel; Ocotillo Conglomerate; Orcutt Formation; Pacoima Formation; Pauba Formation; Peckham Formation; Pinto Formation; Resting Springs Formation; Riverbank Formation; Rohnerville Formation; San Dimas Formation; Shoemaker Gravel; Temecula Arkose; Battery Formation; Bay Point Formation; Colma Formation; Lindavista Formation; Lomita Marl; Merritt Sand; Millerton Formation; Palos Verdes Sand; San Pedro Formation; Sweitzer Formation; Timms Point Silt

Description: Alluvium, lake, playa, and terrace deposits; unconsolidated and semi-consolidated. Mostly nonmarine, but includes marine deposits near the coast.

Lithology: Major:{coarse alluvium}, Minor:{fine alluvium}

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 (1930), Los Angeles field division: California Mining Bureau. Report 26: 275.

Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1931), Los Angeles Field Division; 27th Report of the State Mineralogist; San Bernardino County: California Mining Bureau. Report 27: 349.

Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral resources of San Bernardino County,California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 49(1-2): 106-107, No. 1, Pl. 1.

Hewett, Donnel Foster (1956) Geology and mineral resources of the Ivanpah quadrangle, California and Nevada, USGS Professional Paper 275, 172 pp.: 133, 147.

Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1957) Lead and zinc in California. California Journal of Mines and Geology, Division of Mines (Report 53): 53(3&4): 627.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 174.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 85, 104, 108, 196.

U.S. Bureau of Mines (1990), Mineral Investigation of the East Mojave National Scenic Area, San Bernardino County, California: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report MLA 6-90: Volume 1, Table 2, No. 408: 93.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10110940 & 10164642.

U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS): file #0060710247.

 
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