Blue Light Mine

The Blue Light Mine is a lead mine located in Orange county, California at an elevation of 2,001 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: Blue Light Mine  

State:  California

County:  Orange

Elevation: 2,001 Feet (610 Meters)

Commodity: Lead

Lat, Long: 33.7478, -117.58080

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Blue Light Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Light Mine
Secondary: Silverado
Secondary: Harvey
Secondary: Dunlap Light Blue Mine


Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: California
County: Orange

Land Status

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.


Type: Patented


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Los Angeles Ranges

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): CALIF. STATE MINING BUR. REPORT 13, 1896, P. 33.

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. STATE MINING BUR. REPORT 21, 1925, P. 63-64.

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., V. 39, 1943, P. 122-123.

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., V. 53, 1957, NO. 162, P. 586.

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