Gold King

Past Producer in Inyo county in California, United States with commodities Gold, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10036079
MRDS ID M024107
Record type Site
Current site name Gold King
Related records 10260757

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.17561, 36.43747 (WGS84)
Elevation 1463
Relative position 1.2 MI E EMIGRANT SPRING
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States California Inyo

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 017S 044E 23 California

Comments on the location information

  • UTM EST. SE 1/4. SECTION UNREPORTED. LOC. PROJECTED; LAND UNSURVEYED

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.17561, 36.43747

Ore body information

  • Strike E-W
    Dip 15S
    Thickness 2.44M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Comments on the production information

  • NO SPECIFIC PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND. 1000 TONS OF ORE SHIPPED AVG. $26/TON IN GOLD AND CONTAINED 43.5% PB

Comments on the workings information

  • 2 60-FT. INCLINES AND 250 FT. OF DRIFTS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M024107

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    NORMAN, L.A., JR. AND STEWART, RICHARD M., 1951, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF INYO COUNTY: CALIF. JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 47, NO. 1, P. 151

  • Deposit

    GOODWIN, J.G., 1957, LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 53, NOS. 3 & 4, P. 474

  • Production

    GOODWIN (1957) AND NORMAN (1951)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit VEIN, 6-8 FT. IN THICKNESS

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1980 Nelson, Scott C. (Albers, John, P.) U.S. Geological Survey