Love & Ibbetson Prospect

The Love & Ibbetson Prospect is a tungsten mine located in Madera county, California at an elevation of 3,199 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: Love & Ibbetson Prospect  

State:  California

County:  Madera

Elevation: 3,199 Feet (975 Meters)

Commodity: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 37.3744, -119.51610

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Love & Ibbetson Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Love & Ibbetson Prospect
Secondary: Love and Ibbetson Prospect
Secondary: Central Mine


Primary: Tungsten


State: California
County: Madera

Land Status

Land ownership: Unknown
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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Comment (Location): PROSPECT ALSO IN THE SE/4 SW/4 SEC. 25.


Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES SPECIAL REPORT 35, 1953, P. 73.

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