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The McKinney is a mine located in Imperial county, California at an elevation of 801 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: McKinney  

State:  California

County:  Imperial

Elevation: 801 Feet (244 Meters)


Lat, Long: 33.4075, -114.93110

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McKinney MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: McKinney
Secondary: Ebony Group
Secondary: Tadpole
Secondary: Black Point
Secondary: Chocolate Drop Group
Secondary: Dixie Queen
Secondary: Alaskan
Secondary: Black Jack
Secondary: War Eagle
Secondary: Chipmunk
Secondary: Big Bear
Secondary: Chipmunk and Laskin
Secondary: Chocolate Drop Mine


Tertiary: Barium-Barite
Tertiary: Calcium
Tertiary: Fluorine-Fluorite
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Manganese


State: California
County: Imperial
District: Chuckawalla

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


Type: Federal Lease
Type: Located Claim


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Owner Name: U.S. Bureau Of Land Management
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1976


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1917
Discovery Year: 1916
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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Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Fluorite
Unknown: Limonite
Unknown: Psilomelane
Unknown: Barite


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Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES COUNTY REPORT 7. 1977, P. 73.

Reference (Deposit): ALSO IN N 1/2 SEC. 18.

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. STATE MINING BUR. BULLETIN 76, 1918, P. 34-35.

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. STATE MINING BUR. REPORT, V. 38, 1926, P. 264-265.

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., V. 38, 1942, P. 128-129.

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES BULLETIN 125, 1943, P. 118.

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES AND GEOL BULLETIN 152, 1950, P. 74-76.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES RI 5579, 1960, P. 33.

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