Cerro Gordo Mine

Occurrence in Inyo county in California, United States with commodity Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040669
MRDS ID M055525
Record type Site
Current site name Cerro Gordo Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.79174, 36.53968 (WGS84)
Elevation 2637
Relative position NEAR KEELER
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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 016S 038E 13,24 California

Comments on the location information

  • UNSURVEYED TOWNSHIP

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Metacinnabar Ore

Analytical data

Result HGS - 95.62
Result FES+SIO2 4.38

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.79174, 36.53968

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Coso

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055525

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E. H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES.

  • Deposit

    BRADLEY, W. W., 1918, QUICKSILVER RESOURCES OF CALIFORNIA: CDMG BULL. 78.

  • Deposit

    PABST, ADOLF, 1938, MINERALS OF CALIFORNIA: CDMG BULL. 113

  • Deposit

    MURDOCH, JOSEPH, AND WEBB, R. W., 1966, MINERALS OF CALIFORNIA...CENTENNIAL VOLUME (1866 - 1966): CDMG BULL. 189.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit CINNABAR AND METACINNABAR WERE WRONGLY REPORTED FROM THIS CERRO CORDO MINE THROUGH CONFUSION WITH ANOTHER CERRO GORDO MINE IN SAN BENITO COUNTY. (MURDOCH AND WEBB, P. 50.) ) ; INFO.SRC : BAILEY E H

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1975 Gassaway, J. S. U.S. Geological Survey