Ventura Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10076652
MRDS ID W023796
Record type Site
Current site name Ventura Mine
Alternate or previous names Silver Reef, Sunset
Related records 10138897

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.81647, 36.53496 (WGS84)
Elevation 2024
Relative position 7 MILES EAST OF 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 23 California

Comments on the location information

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

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.81647, 36.53496

Ore body information

  • General form LENTICULAR
    Thickness 1.52M

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

  • VENTURA AND SUNSET PRODUCED BETWEEN 1911 - 1949 ORE AVERAGING 28.3 % PB 5.79 % ZN AND 12.58 OZ AG/TON.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 82.3M
    Overall depth 36.58M

Comments on the workings information

  • 120 FT. VERTICAL SHAFT, 250 FT. ADIT ON SILVER REEF CLAIM.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W023796

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. 520

  • Deposit

    TUCKER, W. B. AND SAMPSON, R. M., 1938 , MINERAL RESOURCES OF INYO COUNTY; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 34 NO. 4 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 458 .

  • Production

    GOODWIN, J. G., 1957 , P. 520 (SEE REF)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PARTIALLY OXIDIZED IRREGULAR LENSES IN SILICATED LIMESTONE ADJACENT TO QUARTZ - MONZONITE INTRUSIVE. 2 VEINS ORE STRIKES N 30 W, DIPS 70 - 80 W, THE OTHER STRIKES N 20 E AND DIPS 80 E.

Reporter information

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