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Scotty Wilson Mine, Big Bear City, Bear Valley District, San Bernardino Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USAi
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Big Bear CityCity
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San Bernardino Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 17' 20'' North , 116° 52' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Big Bear City12,304 (2017)4.6km
Big Bear Lake5,213 (2017)5.6km
Lucerne Valley5,811 (2011)18.9km
Running Springs4,862 (2011)22.7km
Oak Glen638 (2011)27.3km


A former Pb-Ag-Zn-U occurrence/mine located in sec. 4, T2N, R1E, SBM, 4.7 km (2.9 miles) WNW of Big Bear City, along Van Dusen Canyon (Caribou Creek), N of Bertha Ridge, on National Forest land. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Mineralization is hosted in limestone. The ore body is podiform. Irregular pods occur in the mineralized zone with a maximum width of 30 feet. The zone strikes S60E and dips vertically. Local rocks include Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 1 (Western Mojave Desert) and/or Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges).

Workings include underground openings with a length of 36.58 meters and an overall depth of 15.24 meters. A 30 foot vertical shaft and S-trending adit are both now caved. A 50 foot vertical shaft has 20 & 50 foot crosscuts driven from the 25 and 50 foot levels to the fault zone. No mineralization was found on the 50 foot level.

Production data are found in: Wright, L.A. (1953): 112.

The 1930's yielded several tons of Pb-Ag-Zn ore.

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4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1943b), Mineral resources of San Bernardino County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 39): 39(4): 486; 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): 112; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 104.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1943b), Mineral resources of San Bernardino County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 39): 39(4): 486; 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): 112; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 85.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Description: Occurs in a pod-like mass of metallic sulfides in limestone.
Reference: 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): 112; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 187.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O UraniniteUO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1943b), Mineral resources of San Bernardino County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 39): 39(4): 486.
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): 112.
Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1957) Lead and zinc in California. California Journal of Mines and Geology, Division of Mines: 53(3&4): 665.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 378.
Minobras (1978), Uranium Deposits of Arizona-California-Nevada: 92.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 85, 104, 187.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10034081 & 10188638.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060710271.

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USGS MRDS Record:10034081

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