The Coffee Pot Prospect is a gold mine located in Imperial county, California.
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Name: Coffee Pot Prospect
Lat, Long: 32.89472, -114.81528
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Coffee Pot Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Coffee Pot Prospect
District: Cargo Muchacho Mountains
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
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Production): 200 TONS PRODUCED.
Comment (Deposit): TABULAR ZONE PARALLEL TO BEDDING IN PREC? METAMORPHICS. COMPOSED OF ALTERED ARKOSITE, MANY SUBPARALLEL FRACTURES CONTAINING CU-OXIDES. LENGTH DESCRIBED AS TENS OF FEET.
Comment (Workings): 65 FT SHAFT INCLINED 30 DEGREES SE. SMALL STOPE AT 15 FT LEVEL.
Comment (Geology): NARROW GRANITE PEGMATITE DIKES INTRUDED PARALLEL TO BEDDING PLANES. CONTAINS SOME SPOTTY MINERALIZATION.
Reference (Deposit): SAMPSON, R.J., AND TUCKER, W.B., 1942, MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 38, NO. 2, P. 191.
Reference (Deposit): MORTON, P.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA DIVISION MINES AND GEOLOGY, COUNTY REPORT NO. 7, P. 50.
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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