The Turtle Prospect is a manganese mine located in Imperial county, California at an elevation of 600 feet.
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Name: Turtle Prospect
Elevation: 600 Feet (183 Meters)
Lat, Long: 33.2144, -114.76420
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Turtle Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Turtle Prospect
Secondary: Jet Black
Secondary: Hodges Manganese Group
Land ownership: State
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Type: State Lease
Owner Name: State Of California - Div. Of State Lands
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1976
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1955
Discovery Year: 1913
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Reserve-Resource): MATRIX 1,COLUMN 1 SHOWS CALCULATIONS FOR TURTLE MINE ONLY. MATRIX 1,COLUMN 1 REFERS TO VEINS SOUTH OF TURTLE MINE. M3C1=M1C1+M2C1. MATRIX 1,COLUMN 1 IS COMBINED CALCULATIONS FOR TURTLE MINE AND EXTENSIONS.
Comment (Location): FOUR CLAIMS SITUATED ON THE EAST SLOPE OF THE PALO VERDE MTS SIX MI SW OF PALO VERDE.
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: P. 139.
Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. COUNTY REPORT 7, 1977, P. 74.
Reference (Deposit): CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., V. 38, 1942, P. 129.
Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES BULLETIN 152, 1950, P. 77.
Reference (Deposit): SO. PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, V. III,
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