The Indian Pass is a kyanite 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.
Lat, Long: 33.01306, -114.77611
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Indian Pass MRDS details
Primary: Indian Pass
District: Chocolate Mountains
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Salton Trough
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): SUB-ANGULAR TO SUB-ROUNDED DESERT VARNISHED COBBLES AND BOULDERS.
Comment (Commodity): DUMORTIERITE USED IN MANUFACTURE OF MULLITE REFRACTORIES.
Comment (Location): SW FRONT OF CHOCOLATE MOUNTAINS.
Comment (Workings): EXPLORED FOR PLACER GOLD.
Reference (Deposit): MORTON, P.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CAL. DIV. MINES AND GEOLOGY, COUNTY REPORT NO. 7, P. 40
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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