The Cargo Muchacho Mine is a gold mine located in Imperial county, California at an elevation of 719 feet.
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Name: Cargo Muchacho Mine
Elevation: 719 Feet (219 Meters)
Lat, Long: 32.8342, -114.77890
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Cargo Muchacho Mine MRDS details
Primary: Cargo Muchacho Mine
Secondary: Cargo Mine
Secondary: Cargo Muchacho
Secondary: American Girl Mine Jv
District: Cargo Muchacho
Land ownership: Private
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.
Owner Name: American Girl Mining Joint Venture (Mk Gold Co./Hecla Mining Co.)
Info Year: 1996
Years: 1994 -
Owner Name: Morrison-Knudsen Corp.
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1992
Owner Name: Eastmaque Gold Mines Ltd.
Home Office: Canada
Info Year: 1992
Description: Gold 74670 Oz
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Leach
Plant Subtype: Hydromet
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Combined Methods
Milling Method: Hydrometallurgy Unspecified
Year First Production: 1953
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Salton Trough
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Production): MILLING ORE AND HEAP LEACHING ORE. 1988 AU PRODUCTION = 37,500 OZ. 1988 AU RESERVE = 600,400 CONT. OZ. 1988 ORE CAPACITY =4,081 MT ORE/DAY X 300 D/YR =1,224,000 MT ORE/YR. ONLY TREATED 616,034 MT ORE AND PRODUCED 17,161 OZ. AU IN 1989.
Comment (Deposit): THIS FORMER OPERATION IS NOW PART OF THE AMERICAN GIRL MINE JV, WHICH COVERS 11000 ACRES IN THE CARGO MUCHACHO MT.
Reference (Ownership): RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1994/95, 1996/97, U.S. MINES AND
Reference (Ownership): MINING COMPANIES.
Reference (Ownership): AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK, 1996.
Reference (Deposit): CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., V. 38, 1942, P. 117.
Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. COUNTY REPORT 7, 1977, P. 49.
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