Lugo Claims

The Lugo Claims is a manganese mine located in Imperial county, California.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Lugo Claims  

State:  California

County:  Imperial

Elevation:

Commodity: Manganese

Lat, Long: 33.03984, -115.36635

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Lugo Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lugo Claims
Secondary: Palo Verde
Secondary: Lost Donkey


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: California
County: Imperial


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE GRADE 40 TO 45 PERCENT MANGANESE


Materials

Ore: Psilomelane
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: 4 MAIN VEINS CONTAIN BLACK MANGANESE OXIDES; CALCITE AND WALL ROCK FRAGMENTS, AND ARE ENCLOSED IN COUNTRY ROCK OF DARK GRAY LAVA, PROBABLY ANDESITE. MANGANESE OXIDES, MAINLY PSILOMELANE, HAVE PECULIAR STOLACTITIC STRUCTURES OF MINUTE CYLINDRICAL RODS AND SERIES OF WAVY PLATES. TWO PERIODS OF MINERALIZATION OCCURRED; DEPOSITION OF MANGANESE IN FISSURES AND THEN DEPOSITION OF CALCITE IN REOPENED FISSURES, LEAVING RUGS WHICH WERE FILLED BY EROSION PROCESSES.


References

Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 125 1943 P. 119

Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 152 1950 PP. 76 - 77


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