The Paymaster Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Imperial county, California.
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Name: Paymaster Mine
Commodity: Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 33.19556, -114.90556
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Paymaster Mine MRDS details
Primary: Paymaster Mine
District: Chocolate Mountains
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: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): NE ARM OF CENTRAL CHOCOLATE MOUNTAINS.
Comment (Production): 25,000 TONS OF ORE VALUED AT $170,000, 50% ERROR POSSIBLE ON TONNAGE ESTIMATE AND VALUE.
Comment (Deposit): PARALLEL TO FOLIATION IN SCHIST, SPARSE BLUE COPPER STAINING IN PARTS.
Comment (Workings): PAYMASTER: 325 FT INCLINED SHAFT, 125 FT LONG 8-15 FT WIDE STOPE EXTENDS TO SURFACE. PRESIDENT: 450 FT INCLINED SHAFT WITH LEVELS EVERY 50 FT, 1000 FT OF HORIZONTAL WORKINGS. HAZEL: 50 FT AND 100 FT SHAFT, UNDETERMINED LATERAL WORKINGS.
Reference (Deposit): MORTON, P.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CAL. DIV. MINES AND GEOLOGY, COUNTY REPORT NO. 7, P. 92-93
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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