Blue Bell

Past Producer in San Bernardino county in California, United States with commodities Lead, Silver, Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10034014
MRDS ID M020688
Record type Site
Current site name Blue Bell
Alternate or previous names Hardluck
Related records 10189211

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.22558, 35.27389 (WGS84)
Relative position 14 MILES NW OF BAKER, IN SODA LAKE MTS.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States California San Bernardino

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
San Bernardino 014N 007E 27 California

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Silver Primary
Gold Secondary
Copper Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ORE MINERALS OCCUR IN A CARBONATE GANGUE.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Chrysocolla Ore
Galena Ore
Malachite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.22558, 35.27389

Ore body information

  • General form LENTICULAR

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Comments on the production information

  • SHIPPED COMPLEX ORE TO SELBY IN 1949 AND 1951 ; AVERAGE RECOVERY WAS 7.5 % PB, 0.95 % CU, 5.31 OZ AG/TON SOME GOLD. ASSAYS SHOW COPPER UP TO 4.50 %

Comments on the workings information

  • 48 FT. SHAFT AND SEVERAL IRREGULAR ADITS, CONNECTED BY IRREGULAR STOPES.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M020688

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    GOODWIN, J. G., 1957 , LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIFORNIA; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 53 , NO. 3 & 4 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 616

  • Deposit

    WRIGHT, L. A., ETAL, 1953 , MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIF.; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY VOL. 49 , NO. 1 & 2 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 101 .

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit VARIOUS SHAPED LENSES AND VEINS NEAR LIMESTONE-GRANITE IRREGULAR CONTACT.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1978 Fraticelli, L. A. (Albers, J.) U.S. Geological Survey