The La Colorado Mine is a gold mine located in Imperial county, California.
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Name: La Colorado Mine
Lat, Long: 32.91583, -114.83556
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La Colorado Mine MRDS details
Primary: La Colorado Mine
District: Cargo Muchacho Mountains
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1914
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Salton Trough
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Production): NO MORE THAN A FEW HUNDRED TONS.
Comment (Deposit): PARALLEL TO FOLIATION IN GRANITE. 20 FT APART ON THE HORIZONTAL; COMPOSED MOSTLY OF QUARTZ, ALTERED WALL ROCK; HANGING WALL IN EACH ZONE HAS LESS THAN 1 IN OF CLAYEY GOUGE.
Comment (Workings): 60 FT VERTICAL SHAFT WORKINGS AT 20 FT AND 50 FT. AT 20 FEET: 170 FT HORIZONTAL WORKINGS. AT 50 FEET: 140 FT OF DRIFT AND 45 FT OF CROSSCUTS. TO SW IS A 90 FT SHAFT, 28 FT DEEP WITH STOPING AT THE BOTTOM. 1000 FT SE , 300 FT OF WORKS OF AN ADIT DRIVEN S10E.
Reference (Deposit): MORTON, P.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA DIVISION MINES AND GEOLOGY, COUNTY REPORT NO. 7, P. 54
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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