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Marter-White deposit (Velvet White deposit; River plant), Silver Mountain, Oro Grande District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 39' 43'' North , 117° 17' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.661945343, -117.283607483

A former mica occurrence/mine located in the NW¼NE¼ sec. 34 & in the W½SE¼ sec. 27, T7N, R4W, SBM, 1.9 km (1.2 miles) NW of Silver Mountain (coordinates of record), on private land (located claim/private lease ??). Owned by Beryl Driscoll and Dorothy L Gordon, Los Angeles, California (100%) (1953); Marter Mining Company, Los Angeles, California (1953); and by Sylvan Gordon (100%), Los Angeles, California (1954). Operated by La Habra Products Inc., Anaheim, California (1974) and by Gabe Wallace, Manager, California (1974); operated by Marter Mining Company, Los Angeles, California (1954). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

Mineralization is mixed sericite and quartz used as filler. Local rocks include Mesozoic volcanic rocks, unit 3 (Mojave Desert, Death Valley area, and Eastern Sierra Nevada).

Workings include unspecified surface openings (the topo map reflects a large shaded area spanning both T&R sections, with 1 open cast mine symbol labeled "quarry").

Pemberton (1983) does not provide a name for this occurrence but simply states that it is a mica occurrence N of Victorville.

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Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1943b), Mineral resources of San Bernardino County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division of Mines (Report 39): 39(4): 511-512.

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): 242-243.

Bowen, O.E., Jr. (1954), Geology and mineral deposits of Barstow quadrangle, San Bernardino County, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 165: 154-158.

Oesterling, W.A. and Spurck, W.H. (1964), Minerals for Industry, Summary of Geological Survey 1955 - 1961: Vol III - 242 pp., Southern California, Southern Pacific Company, San Francisco, CA 94105: 79.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 426.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10189403 & 10188878.

U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS): file #0060711868 & 0060710569.

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