The Castle Prospect is a gold mine located in Imperial county, California.
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Name: Castle Prospect
Lat, Long: 33.05528, -114.97750
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Castle Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Castle Prospect
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): WEATHERED GNEISS OVERLAIN BY 10 FT OF QUATERNARY ALLUVIUM, MOST OF GOLD ADJACENT TO CONTACT WITH GRAVELS.
Comment (Location): SW BASE OF CHOCOLATE MOUNTAINS.
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW OPEN CUTS.
Reference (Deposit): MORTON, P.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA DIVISION MINES AND GEOLOGY, COUNTY REPORT NO. 7, P. 49
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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