Lower Biddy Mccarthy

Past Producer in Inyo county in California, United States with commodity Boron-Borates

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10023428
MRDS ID I000388
Record type Site
Current site name Lower Biddy Mccarthy

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.67699, 36.3197 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States California Inyo

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
025N 003E 08 California

Comments on the location information

  • IN GREENWATER RANGE.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Boron-Borates Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Colemanite Ore
Calcite Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 260
USGS model code 35b.3
Deposit model name Lacustrine borates

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Conglomerate
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Furnace Creek Formation
    Rock description Furnace Creek Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.67699, 36.3197

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Fault.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Significant No
Production years 1915?

Mining district

District name Ryan Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner U.S. Borax And Chemical Co.
    First year 1976

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1976
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Boron-Borates B2O3 25 wt-pct Boron Major 1976

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ABOUT 50% OF THE RESERVES/RESOURCES ARE CONSIDERED TO BE RECOVERABLE.

Comments on the workings information

  • DRIFTS, STOPES; USED ROOM AND PILLAR MINING. SOME OF THE NEAR SURFACE WORKINGS HAVE CAVED.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS I000388

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    EVANS, J.R., TAYLOR, G.C., AND RAPP, J.S., 1976, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS IN DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL MONUMENT, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT 125, 61 P

  • Reserve-Resource

    EVANS AND OTHERS, 1976.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE UPPER AND LOWER BIDDY MCCARTHY MINES ARE NEAR EACH OTHER, BUT NO CONNECTED. THIS DEPOSIT HAS A MODERATE DIP AND PINCHES AND SWELLS BENEATH AN UNDULATING HANGING WALL FAULT.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-1990 Orris, Greta J. U.S. Geological Survey