The Senator Mine is a gold mine located in Imperial county, California.
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Name: Senator Mine
Lat, Long: 32.89528, -114.48250
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Senator Mine MRDS details
Primary: Senator Mine
Secondary: Buena Vista
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 (Deposit): LIES ON A HANGING WALL OF A 20-30 FAULT ZONE. TO THE SE VEIN OCCUPIES A NARROW, ALTERED ZONE OF PHYLLITE AND INTERBEDDED QUARTZ, NW THE HANGING WALL IS A METACONGLOMERATE. FOOTWALL IS BRECCIA AND PHYLLITE.
Comment (Workings): TWO INCLINED SHAFTS 260 FT APART. SE SHAFT 300 FT WITH DRIFTS ON 100 FT, 180 FT, AND 270 FT LEVELS.
Comment (Geology): VEIN FILLING IS BRECCIATED INDICATING NEW MOVEMENT AFTER EMPLACEMENT. FAULT IS BOUNDARY BETWEEN QUARTZITE-PHYLLITE-METADIABASE COMPLEX ON NE AND TRI? METACONGLOMERATE TO SW.
Comment (Location): NE OF YUMA.
Comment (Production): 1100 OZ AU FROM UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF ORE.
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. 125.
Reference (Deposit): MORTON, P.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA DIVISION MINES AND GEOLOGY, COUNTY REPORT NO. 7, P. 59.
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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