The Unknown is a mine located in Imperial county, California.
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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.
Lat, Long: 33.03984, -115.36635
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Unknown MRDS details
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Residual
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: MANGANESE OXIDE FORMS CEMENT IN SANDSTONE AND CONGLOMERATE. HOST ROCKS ARE SIMILAR TO FANGLOMERATE OF CHOCOLATE DROP GROUP. MANGANESE OXIDE APPEARS TO COAT INDIVIDUAL GRAINS AND FRAGMENTS OF SANDSTONE AND CONGLOMERATE, AND IT SEEMS TO FOLLOW CERTAIN LAYERS OF THE SANDSTONE.
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 152 1950 P. 73
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 125 1943 P. 118
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