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Homestake prospect (Home Stake prospect; Tourmaline Queen group), Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala Mtn; Queen Mtn), Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

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Located in the SE4SW4 Sec. 14 T9S R2W SBM, about 1.85 miles north-northeast of Pala, the workings are situated low at the extreme northeastern base of Tourmaline Queen Mountain, adjacent to the southern edge of Carver Mountain.

The claim was located by Frank A. Salmons in the early 1900's, encompassing the mining camp site known as Salmons City, located along the edge of the Trujillo Creek (Salmons Creek) fluvial flood plain. The claim was also adjacent to and east of the Pala King and F. A. Salmons lode mining claims.

The principal development was a prospect in an exposure of a pegmatite dike which strikes north-northwestward and dips about 30 degrees west. The length of the outcrop is about 200 feet. In 1939, Tucker and Reed reported a small vein of lepidolite was showing in both of the open-cuts on either side of the hill.

The claim was later inherited by Margaret S. Moore and Mildred S. Wear of Pauma Valley, and was being managed in 1960 by F. D. Fitzsimmons of Pauma Valley, as part of the Tourmaline Queen group of claims. The Homestake claim was eventually abandoned, and subsequently the government lot was sold. The area is now private land adjacent to the Pala Indian Reservation.

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Tucker, W. B., Reed, C. H. (1939), Los Angeles Field District - Mineral Resources of San Diego County. California Journal of Mines and Geology, quarterly chapter of State Mineralogist's Report 35; January: p. 38-42, Illus., maps.

Jahns, R. H. and Wright, L. A. (1951), Gem and Lithium-bearing pegmatites of the Pala District, San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines special report 7A: p. 14, 72 pp.

Weber, F. H. (1963), Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 105.

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