The Marcella Prospect is a silver and lead mine located in Imperial county, California.
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Name: Marcella Prospect
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 33.35944, -115.45278
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Marcella Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Marcella Prospect
Secondary: Imperial Buttes
District: Chocolate Mountains Aerial Gunnery Range
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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): PARALLEL TO FOLIATION IN SCHIST, SPARSE BLUE COPPER STAINING IN PARTS.
Comment (Workings): INCLINED, 75 FT DEEP SHAFT.
Comment (Geology): NARROW RHYOLITIC DIKE EXPOSED AT THE TOP OF THE HILL TO W.
Comment (Location): S TIP OF SMALL HILL AT SW BASE OF CHOCOLATE MOUNTAINS.
Comment (Production): 100 TONS OF ORE: 7.4% PB, 2.5% CU, 0.96 OZ AG, 0.11 OZ AU/TON.
Reference (Deposit): MORTON, P.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CAL. DIV. MINES AND GEOLOGY, COUNTY REPORT NO. 7, P. 92
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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