Alvord

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10103362
MRDS ID M023585
Record type Site
Current site name Alvord
Related records 10236813

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.62697, 35.06834 (WGS84)
Elevation 762
Relative position 2 MI. S. ALVORD PK.
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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 011N 003E 01,02,12 California

Comments on the location information

  • UTM ACC. S 1/2 SW 1/4 1, S 1/2 SE 1/4 2, AND N 1/2 NW 1/4 12.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Secondary
Lead Secondary
Iron Secondary

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.62697, 35.06834

Comments on the geologic information

  • LIMESTONE INTRUDED BY GRANITE IS CUT BY PORPHYRY DIKES AT RIGHT ANGLES TO BEDDING AND OVERLAIN BY BASALTS AND TUFF AT EAST END OF THIS BELT. IT STRIKES EASTWARD, DIPS 75 DEG. S.

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

  • ACTIVE 1885-91, 1906-10, 1916-20 AND 1950-52. NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORDS FOUND

Comments on the workings information

  • GLORY HOLE 150 FT. IN DIAMETER AND 2 ADITS 500 FT. AND 550 FT. LONG, CROSSCUT. MILL STOPED FROM ADIT LEVEL TO 40 FT. FROM SURFACE OUTCROP.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M023585

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, V. 3, P. 125

  • Deposit

    GOODWIN, J.G., 1957, LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 53, NOS. 3 & 4, P. 609

  • Deposit

    WRIGHT, L.A. AND OTHERS, 1953, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIF. JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 49, NOS. 1 & 2, P. 70 PL.

  • Deposit

    TUCKER, W.B. AND SAMPSON, R.J., 1943, MINERAL RESOURCES, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIF.: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 39, NO. 4, P. 438-439

  • Production

    SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO. (1964)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SILICEOUS VEIN AND LIMONITIC OUTCROPS. SOME OF THE HEMATITE AND JASPER ROCKS ARE RICH IN GOLD. GOLD ALSO OCCURS IN CALCITE, THOUGH USUALLY LOWER-GRADE THAN WHERE ACCOMPANIED WITH IRON. IRON SULFIDES ALSO FOUND CARRYING GOLD.
Deposit 6 PATENTED GOLD CLAIMS, 24 IN ALL. OPERATED FROM 1906-1910 BY ALVORD MINING CO., FROM 1916-1920 BY TINTIC BONANZA MINING CO. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1979 Nelson, Scott C. (Albers, John, P.) U.S. Geological Survey