The Coyote Mountains is a silica 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.
Name: Coyote Mountains
Lat, Long: 32.80944, -115.99556
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Coyote Mountains MRDS details
Primary: Coyote Mountains
Secondary: Columbia Cement Co.
Secondary: Southern California Marble and Development Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Salton Trough
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: High-grade silica deposits
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Commodity): GLASS, TRANSISTORS, METAL ALLOYS, CHEMICALS
Comment (Geology): QUARTZ SANDSTONE, UNCOMFORMABLY OVERLAIN BY PLIOCENE IMPERIAL FORMATION. CROPS OUT IN AREA 100-200 FT IN DIAMETER. UNIT IS A WHITE, MEDIUM-GRAINED POORLY CEMENTED, FRIABLE SANDSTONE COMPOSED OF SUBROUNDED AND WELL-SORTED QUARTZ (80-90%) FELDSPAR (10-20%) AND MINOR MUSCOVITE.
Reference (Deposit): MORTON, P.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CAL. DIV. MINES AND GEOLOGY, COUNTY REPORT NO. 7, P. 77.
Reference (Deposit): SAMPSON, R.J., AND TUCKER, W.B., 1942, MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY: CAL. DIV. OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 38, NO. 2, P. ?.
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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