The Picacho is a copper mine located in Imperial county, California.
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Lat, Long: 32.97611, -114.60306
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Picacho MRDS details
Secondary: Copper Glance
Secondary: Copper King
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Commodity): LOW-GRADE ORE IN OPEN CUTS, SILICEOUS OUTCROPS AT NORTH END OF DEPOSIT WITH CHALCOPYRITE.
Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION REPORTED
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION APPEARS FOR A MILE IN LENGTH AND ABOUT 1/4 MILE IN WIDTH.
Comment (Workings): 5 SHAFTS 50 - 75 FT. DEEP AND A NUMBER OF TRENCHES AND OPEN CUTS
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: COUNTY ROCK IN SOUTHERN HALF OF AREA IS A DARK - GRAY METAVOLCANIC ROCK CONTAINING NUMEROUS BLASTOPHENOCRYSTS OF SERICITIZED ORTHOCLASE, REMAINING PROSPECTS ARE IN METASANDSTONE AND METACONGLOMERATE.
Comment (Deposit): NO OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE COMPRISED OF 160 ACRES.
Reference (Deposit): ERIC, J. H., 1948 , COPPER IN CALIFORNIA BULL. 144 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 237 .
Reference (Deposit): MORTON, P. K., 1977 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, COUNT REPORT 7 ; CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, P. 38
Reference (Deposit): SAMPSON, R. J. AND TUCKER, W. B., 1942 ; MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 38 , NO. 2 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 111 - 112.
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