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St. Joseph Mine

The St. Joseph Mine is a gold mine located in Imperial county, California at an elevation of 279 feet.

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: St. Joseph Mine  

State:  California

County:  Imperial

Elevation: 279 Feet (85 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.0319, -114.55940

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St. Joseph Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: St. Joseph Mine
Secondary: White Gold Basin Mine
Secondary: Albert Polhamus
Secondary: Alcyon
Secondary: Alfonso
Secondary: Gold Chain
Secondary: Gold Hill
Secondary: Gold Prince
Secondary: Gold Princess
Secondary: Gold Queen
Secondary: Golden Sunshine
Secondary: Jita
Secondary: Oriental
Secondary: Oro Blanco
Secondary: Ponce De Leon
Secondary: Golden Dream Mine
Secondary: Gold Crown


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: California
County: Imperial

Land Status

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.


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


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. COUNTY REPORT 7, 1977, P. 52.

Reference (Deposit): 21 MI NNE OF YUMA ARIZ 3.2 MI N 80 E OF PICACHO.

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