Lost Burro Mine

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Inyo

Elevation: 5,351 feet (1,631 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 36.72444, -117.52194

Gallery: View 27 Lost Burro Mine Photos



Mine Description

Some gold has been produced in the Ubehebe copper-lead-silver district. The district is in central Inyo County about 75 miles east of Lone Pine. The chief source of gold has been the Lost Burro mine, which was worked from 1906 to 1917 and 1934 to 1942. The value of its total output is about $100,000. The gold occurs in a flat four-foot-thick vein of quartz, jasper, and calcite that is near a contact between limestone and granitic rocks. The gold occurs in the native state with pyrite and chalcopyrite.

Bibliography
McAllister, J. F., 1955, Geology of mineral deposits in the Ubehebe Peak quadrangle, California: California Div. Mines Spec. Rept. 42, 63 pp.

Waring, C. A., and Huguenin, Emile, 1919, Inyo County, Lost Burro mine: California Min. Bur. Rept. 15, pp. 81-82.

Lost Burro Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Lost Burro Mine"
Primary: Gold
State: California
County: Inyo
District: Ubehebe
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: National Park
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Production

Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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Operation Type: Unknown
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Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Location
Comment UTM ACC. LAND UNSURVEYED; LOC. PROJECTED
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment FISSURE VEINS, VARY FROM 4 FT. AT OUTCROP TO 6 IN. IN THICKNESS; APPEAR TO PINCH OUT AT DEPTH
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment ADITS AND 2 SHAFTS
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Production
Comment NO SPECIFIC PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND ORE SAID TO AVG $25/TON.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: TUCKER, W.B. AND SAMPSON, R.J., 1938, MINERAL RESOURCES OF INYO COUNTY: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 34, NO. 4, P. 406
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Deposit
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Reference: WARING, C.A., AND HUGUENIN, E., 1917, GOLD-INYO COUNTY: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 15, P. 81-82
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Production
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Reference: WARING (1917)
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Deposit
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Reference: NORMAN, L.A., JR. AND STEWART, RICHARD M., 1951, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF INYO COUNTY: CALIF. JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 47, NO. 1, P. 155
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A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

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