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Macdonald Prospect

The Macdonald Prospect is a mine located in Imperial county, California at an elevation of 574 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: Macdonald Prospect  

State:  California

County:  Imperial

Elevation: 574 Feet (175 Meters)


Lat, Long: 33.4058, -114.82030

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MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

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Macdonald Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Macdonald Prospect


Tertiary: Manganese


State: California
County: Imperial

Land Status

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Type: Unknown


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Owner Name: Edward Macdonald
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1974


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1942
Years of Production:
Significant: N


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

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

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

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

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

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