Castle Prospect

The Castle Prospect is a gold mine located in Imperial county, California.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Castle Prospect  

State:  California

County:  Imperial

Elevation:

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.05528, -114.97750

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Castle Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Castle Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: California
County: Imperial
District: Chocolate Mountains


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Salton Trough


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

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.


References

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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