The Purple Hills is a iron mine located in Imperial county, California at an elevation of 299 feet.
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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.
Name: Purple Hills
Elevation: 299 Feet (91 Meters)
Lat, Long: 32.8908, -114.48330
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Purple Hills MRDS details
Primary: Purple Hills
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): NEWBERRY, J.S., 1861, REPORT UPON THE COLORADO RIVER OF THE
Reference (Deposit): WEST: U.S. 36TH CONG., 1ST SESS., H. DOC. 14, NO. 90,
Reference (Deposit): PT. 3.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. CENSUS REPORT 10, 1886, V. 15, P. 493-496, 503-504.
Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES BULLETIN 129, 1948, P. 297.
Reference (Deposit): SECTION QUESTIONABLE (NO PROPERTY OR LOCATION DECRIPTION).
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