The Butterfly Group of Mines is a gold mine located in Imperial county, California at an elevation of 801 feet.
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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.
Name: Butterfly Group of Mines
Elevation: 801 Feet (244 Meters)
Lat, Long: 32.8647, -114.78190
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Butterfly Group of Mines MRDS details
Primary: Butterfly Group of Mines
Land ownership: Unknown
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Salton Trough
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., V. 38, 1942, P. 115-117.
Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. COUNTY REPORT 7, 1977, P. 49.
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