Ord Mountain

Past Producer in San Bernardino county in California, United States with commodities Copper, Gold, Silver, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10102993
MRDS ID M020766
Record type Site
Current site name Ord Mountain
Alternate or previous names Ord, Osborn, Rio Vista
Related records 10237486, 10286634

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.82837, 34.68612 (WGS84)
Elevation 1524
Relative position 14 MILES SE OF DAGGETT
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States California San Bernardino

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
San Bernardino 007N 001E 24 California

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Lead Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Malachite Ore
Barite Gangue
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.82837, 34.68612

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Fault

Ore body information

  • Strike NW
    Dip NE
    Thickness 6.1M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Shear Zone

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: PRINCIPAL ROCK EXPOSURES ARE LATE ANDESITIC JURRASIC (?) LAVAS AND METAPORPHRY OF THE ORD MTN. GROUP. WIDTH OF ANDESITE IS 2000 - 3000 FT. EAST AND WEST SIDES ARE IN CONTACT WITH METAPORPHYRY. FOUR EAST-WEST FAULTS ON PROPERTY, DISPLACEMENT OF VEINS FROM 100 - 400 FT.

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 Ord Mtn. ; Brilliant

Comments on the production information

  • 1942 , N. RIO VISTA CLAIM PRODUCED OVER 1,000 TONS OF ORE AVERAGING NEARLY 2 % CU, $5.51 AU. 1942 , BRILLIANT CLAIM, PRODUCED ABOUT 80 TONS OF ORE AVERING 2 - 3 % CU, $7.75 AU. JOSEPHINE CLAIM 35 TONS OF ORE, AVG. 2 1/2 % CU. GOODWIN, J. G., 1957 , REPORTS; 482 TONS OF COPPER - GOLD ORE CONTAINING RECOVERABLE LEAD - SILVER PRODUCED IN 1929 AND 1943 .

Comments on the workings information

  • 200 FT. 70 DEG INCLINED, PLUS A 500 FT. ADIT ON BRILLIANT CLAIM; A 100 FT. SHAFT AND 30 FT. SHAFT ON JOSEPHINE CLAIM; 400 FT. ADIT WITH A 200 FT. WINZE ON BELGIUM CLAIM; A 200 FT. ADIT WITH 65 FT. CROSSCUT ON COPPER JUNCTION CLAIM; 3 CROSSCUT TUNNELS ON RIO VISTA CLAIM.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M020766

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. 657 - 658

  • Deposit

    TUCKER, W. B. AND SAMPSON, R. J., 1931 , LOS ANGELES FIELD DIVISION; 27TH REPT. STATE MINERALOGIST; CALIF. MIN. BUR., P. 276 - 278

  • Deposit

    WRIGHT, L. A., ETAL, 1953 , MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 49 , NO. 1 & 2 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 66 - 67 .

  • Production

    WRIGHT, L. A., 1953 , P. 66 - 67

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SERIES OF ROUGHLY PARALLEL VEINS, IRREGULARLY DISTRIBUTED WITHIN SHEAR ZONE WHICH STRIKES NW, DIPS STEEPLY NORTH, TRACEABLE FOR OVER 2 MILES, AS MUCH AS 250 FT. THICK. ORE BODIES ARE DISCONTINUOUS, MOST APPEAR SHALLOW AND SMALL.
Deposit FULL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY FOUND IN 27TH REPT. STATE MINERALOGIST

Reporter information

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