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Lucky Day Mine (Wyatt Earp; Roosevelt; Happy Day), Vista Peak, Whipple District (Monumental District), Whipple Mts, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 12' 5'' North , 114° 23' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.2013888889, -114.393611111

A former Cu-Au occurrence/mine located in the center S½ sec. 6, T1N, R25E, SBM, 0.3 km (0.2 mile) SSE of Vista Peak (coordinates of record), on the southern tip of the peak, on Bureau of Land Management administered land (located claim). Owned by A. Robert and William E. Turk (100%), Salome, Arizona (1980). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

Corrected coordinates : N34.20128 W114.39347 ; taken at remains of mining structures by Richard Muster in the year 2010 using an Ashtech MM6 device.

This property was examined in conjunction with the mineral appraisal of the Whipple Mountains Wilderness Study Area (Bureau of Land Management) in 1980. Backup information can be found in the WFOC mineral property files.

Mineralization is hosted in andesite breccia. Ore body No. 1 is irregular in a shear zone and ore body No. 2 is tabular. The primary mode of origin was hydrothermal activity and the secondary mode was oxidation. Primary ore control was fracturing and secondary control was faulting. Wallrock alteration is slight (propylitic). Local rocks include Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits.

Workings include unspecified underground openings (the topo map reflects 1 shaft symbol labeled "Lucky Day Mine" at this point).

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2 valid minerals.

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Aubury, Lewis E. (1908), The copper resources of California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 50: 337.

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. 59, p. 22.

Dickey, D.D., et al (1980), USGS Map I-1124.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10261709.

U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS): file #0060710059.

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