The Volunteer Group is a copper mine located in Imperial county, California.
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Name: Volunteer Group
Lat, Long: 33.11278, -114.93972
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Volunteer Group MRDS details
Primary: Volunteer Group
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Salton Trough
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: 2 % - 10 % CU, $5 IN AU AND AG
Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION REPORTED
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN A FEW SHORT, NARROW PARALLEL SHEAR ZONES, PRINCIPAL ZONE IS 8 - 10 FT. WIDE, AND CAN BE TRACED FOR SEVERAL TENS OF FEET.
Comment (Workings): ONE PROSPECT HOLE, SEVERAL SMALL SHAFTS 10 FT. IN DEPTH, MAIN SHAFT IS 70 FT. DEEP ON FRACTURE IN MONZONITE WHICH STRIKES NORTH AND DIPS 70E. SEVERAL PITS AND CUTS.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: OBLONG NW TRENDING BODY OF QTZ. MONZONITE ABOUT 1000 FT. WIDE AND 2600 FT. LONG. SEVERAL NARROW ELONGATE APLITE DIKES CUT THE QTZ. MONZ. IN MINE AREA.
Reference (Deposit): ERIC, T. H., 1948 ; COPPER IN CALIFORNIA BULL. 144 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 237 .
Reference (Deposit): MORTON, P. K., 1977 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, COUNTY REPORT 7 ; CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, P. 38
Reference (Deposit): SAMPSON, R. J. AND TUCKER, W. B., 1942 ; MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 38 , NO. 2 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 112
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