The Southern Star is a mine located in Imperial county, California at an elevation of 174 feet.
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Name: Southern Star
Elevation: 174 Feet (53 Meters)
Lat, Long: 32.63417, -116.10194
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Southern Star MRDS details
Primary: Southern Star
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Lower California
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: 20 - 60 % ZN
Comment (Commodity): HIGH - GRADE ORE.
Comment (Deposit): STRINGER
Comment (Workings): SHAFT AND OPEN CUTS
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: LIMESTONE OVERLAIN BY ABOUT 200 FT. OF GRAVEL WASH
Comment (Deposit): OWNER REPORTS SMALL TONNAGE OF HIGH GRADE ZINC ORE ON DUMP. NO OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE.
Reference (Deposit): GOODWIN, J. G., 1957 ; LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIF.; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 53 , NOS. 3 & 4 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 449 .
Reference (Deposit): TUCKER, W. B., 1926 ; LOS ANGELES FIELD DIVISION; 22ND REPT. STATE MIN.; CALIF. MIN. BUR., P. 267 .
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