Bonham Talc Mine

Past Producer in Inyo county in California, United States with commodity Talc-Soapstone

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10139525
MRDS ID W023817
MAS/MILS ID 0060270237
Record type Site
Current site name Bonham Talc Mine
Alternate or previous names Alberta, Florence & Mae West, Talc Props, Cerro Gordo Soapstone, White Mountain
Related records 10110696

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -117.80671, 36.58326 (WGS84)
Elevation 2255
Location accuracy 10(meters)
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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 015 S 038 E 35 SE California


Commodity Importance
Talc-Soapstone Primary

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -117.80671, 36.58326

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Significant No

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Benjamin J. Bonham, Los Angeles, Ca.
    Home office California
    Year 1984
  • Type Owner
    Owner Virginia B. Troeger, Enchino, Ca.
    Home office California
    Year 1984

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0060270237
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W023817 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

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    CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., V. 47, 1951, P. 116.

  • Deposit

    U. S. BUREAU OF MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 18-85, 1985, P. 52-53.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 31-MAR-1991 Close, Terry J. U.S. Bureau of Mines