The Tio Rico is a iron mine located in Imperial county, California.
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Lat, Long: 33.21944, -114.83778
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Tio Rico MRDS details
Primary: Tio Rico
Secondary: Black Mint
Owner Name: Campbell, Robert J.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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 (Location): MIDDLE OF S 1/2; UTM EST.
Comment (Deposit): BODY LIES PARALLEL TO FOLIATION IN GNEISS
Comment (Deposit): SEVERAL OTHER SIMILAR OCCURRENCES ARE EXPOSED IN THE AREA ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW PITS.
Reference (Deposit): MORTON, P.K., 1977: MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES IMPERIAL COUNTY; CA. DIV. MINES & GEOLOGY, COUNTY REPT. 7, P. 65
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