Vulture Occurrence

Past Producer in San Luis Obispo county in California, United States with commodity Chromium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10043669
MRDS ID M100491
Record type Site
Current site name Vulture Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -120.76904, 35.43691 (WGS84)
Elevation 503
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position Assumed Spot Center Nw, Sect. 2.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States California San Luis Obispo

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 029S 011E 02 NW California

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATED ON A STEEP HILL ON THE NW SIDE OF MORRO CREEK.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Chromium Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chromite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Serpentinite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic

Nearby scientific data

(1) -120.76904, 35.43691

Ore body information

  • General form POD

Comments on the geologic information

  • CHROMITE OCCURS IN NUMEROUS SERPENTINIZED ULTRAMAFIC BODIES THAT ARE WIDELY DISTRIBUTED IN A NW TRENDING BELT OF THE FRANCISCAN FM.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Cerro Alto - Cuesta Pass Area

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner J. Barneberg
    First year 1918

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS CONSIST OF SOME TRENCHES 50 FT LONG AND 6 FT DEEP AND TWO TUNNELS, ONE 115 FT AND THE OTHER 85 FT IN LENGTH (1918)

Comments on development

  • LESS THAN 1 TON OF ORE HAS BEEN DUG OUT OF THIS DEPOSIT (1918).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M100491

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    WALKER, G.W. AND GRIGGS, A.B., 1953, CDMG BULL 134, PART 2, CHAPT. 2, P. 64, 85

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-82 Oster, Karel L. (Albers, John P.) U.S. Geological Survey