Estelle

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10076624
MRDS ID W023750
Record type Site
Current site name Estelle
Related records 10285243

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.81535, 36.5219 (WGS84)
Elevation 1910
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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 23 California

Comments on the location information

  • UTM ACC. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :UNDETERMINED

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Secondary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Devonian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.81535, 36.5219

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Production years 1916 - 1926

Mining district

District name Cerro Gordo

Production statistics

  • Year 1926
    Period - 1926
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^.16 Oz Au, 20.8 Oz Ag, 21.61 % Pb, Total Value Of $80,146 .
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Ore Silver Silver 587g/mt
    Major Ore Gold Gold 5g/mt
    Major Ore Lead Lead 22wt-pct

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 5494.63M

Comments on the workings information

  • AT 6,290 FT. ELEVATION; DELLAPHINE TUNNEL DRIVEN N 70 E FOR 8,070 FT. DRIFTING ON MAIN TUNNEL, 4,783 FT. MAIN RAISE, 800 FT., TOTAL WORKINGS FROM 140 , 340 AND 660 FT. LEVELS FROM MAIN RAISE IS 9,957 FT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W023750

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    NORMAN, L. A. AND STEWART, R. M., 1951 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF INYO COUNTY; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY VOL. 47 , NO. 1 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 69 - 70

  • Deposit

    TUCKER, W. B. AND SAMPSON, R. J., 1938 , MINERAL RESOURCES OF INYO COUNTY; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY VOL. 34 , NO. 4 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 437 - 440

  • Production

    TUCKER AND SAMPSON, 1938 , P. 439 (SEE REF.)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ORE IN STRUCTUALLY CONTROLLED FRACTURES. TWO VEINS; SAN FELIPE STRIKES N 35 W, DIPS 70 SW, AND SANTA MARIA STRIKES N - S, DIPS 60 E. RECENT MAPPING INDICATES THAT, SAN FELIPE VEIN WAS NOT REACHED, A PARALLEL VEIN WAS.

Reporter information

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