Lugo Mine

The Lugo Mine is a limestone, general mine located in Imperial county, California at an elevation of 860 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: Lugo Mine  

State:  California

County:  Imperial

Elevation: 860 Feet (262 Meters)

Commodity: Limestone, General

Lat, Long: 33.3489, -114.82830

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Lugo Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lugo Mine
Secondary: Jack Ass Mine
Secondary: Mcintyre-Lugo
Secondary: Mcintyre Manganese Deposit
Secondary: Lost Donkey Mine
Secondary: Palo Verde Mine
Secondary: American No. 3


Primary: Limestone, General
Tertiary: Aluminum
Tertiary: Barium-Barite
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Manganese


State: California
County: Imperial

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


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Owner Name: Scott, W. D., Cornwall, J., Williams, B.
Home Office: Blythe, CA
Info Year: 1975

Owner Name: Federal Government-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-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1918
Discovery Year: 1917
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: Barite
Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Hematite
Unknown: Pyrolusite
Unknown: Psilomelane




Reference (Deposit): CALIFL. DIV. MINES BULLETIN 152, 1950, P. 76-77.

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

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. COUNTUY REPORT 7, 1977, P. 75.

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