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Turk Silver Mine (Turk Mine), Vista Peak, Whipple District (Monumental District), Whipple Mts, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 13' 53'' North , 114° 25' 45'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.2313888889, -114.429444444

A Ag-Cu prospect located in sec. 26, T2N, R24E, SBM, 4.5 km (2.8 miles) NW of Vista Peak (coordinates of record), on Bureau of Land Management administered land (located claim). Owned by Harold Turk, Tuscon, Arizona 85703 (1980). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters. The topo map presents this locality as the "Turk Mine."

Corrected coordinates : N34.23130 W114.42947 ; taken at traces of mining activities 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.

The ore body strikes N60W and dips 60E at a thickness of 0.6 meter, a width of 0.6 meter and a length of 137 meters. Ore body No. 1 is tabular in a shear zone. Ore body No. 2 is a breccia fill. The primary mode of origin was hydrothermal activity. The primary ore control was faulting. The secondary control was folding. Wallrock alteration is slight (propylitic, sericitic). Local rocks include Tertiary volcanic flow rocks, unit 16 (Northern Mojave Desert).

Workings include unspecified underground openings.

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U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report MLA 50-87 (1987), Appendix B, No. 13, p. 94.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10116959.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060711152.

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