Silver Spoon

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10102975
MRDS ID M020663
Record type Site
Current site name Silver Spoon
Related records 10163374

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.5909, 36.2533 (WGS84)
Relative position 2 MILES SE OF DARWIN
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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 019S;019S 040E;041E 25;30 California

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Secondary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.5909, 36.2533

Ore body information

  • Thickness 1.83M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Production years 1929 - 1951

Comments on the production information

  • ORE SHIPPED AVG. 18.2 % PB, 0.63 % ZN AND 4.68 OZ AG/TON. A SHIPMENT IN 1948 CONTAINED 8.15 % ZN, 16.4 % PB AND 5.33 OZ AG/TON, SOME GOLD.

Comments on the workings information

  • 60 FT. SHAFT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M020663

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. 512

  • Deposit

    TUCKER, W. B., 1926 , LOS ANGELES FIELD DIVISION; 22ND REPT. STATE MINERALOGIST; CALIF. MIN. BUR., P. 500 - 501

  • Production

    GOODWIN, J. G., 1957 , P. 512 (SEE REF.)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 3 - 6 FT. FISSURES

Reporter information

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