The Red Schist Prospect is a gold 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.
Name: Red Schist Prospect
Lat, Long: 32.6975, -115.99222
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Red Schist Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Red Schist Prospect
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Lower California
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SED SAMPLE: 10,046 OZ/CUBIC YARD AU, MINUS 20-MESH FLAKES.
Comment (Deposit): BIOTITE SCHIST IS INTENSELY SHEARED AND FOLDED AND PERVASIVELY HEMATITE-STAINED. SCHIST CONTAINS BANDS OF MARBLE AND QUARTZ VEINS. PEGMATITE DIKES UP TO 10 FT THICK ARE PRESENT.
Comment (Location): IN THE JACUMBA WILDERNESS.
Reference (Deposit): TODD, V.R., KILBURN, J.E., DETRA, D.E., GRISCOM, ANDREW, KRUSE, F.A., AND MCHUGH, E.L., 1987, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE JACUMBA (IN-KO-PAH) WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALFORNIA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 1711-D, 15 P
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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