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Cactus Gold Mine (Blue Eagle Mine; Middle Buttes Mine; Cactus Mine; Cactus Queen Mine; Shumake deposit; Shumake Mine), Middle Buttes deposit (Cactus deposit), Middle Butte, Rosamond, Mojave-Rosamond District (Mojave District), Kern Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 57' 28'' North , 118° 17' 12'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.95778,-118.28667
GeoHash:G#: 9q5yu7f7b
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


A former Au-Ag-Cu-Pb mine and plant located in the SW¼ & NW¼ sec. 17, T10N, R13W, SBM, on a SW knob of Middle Butte, on private land (located claim). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters.

There has been a series of owners and operators: Owner: Summo Minerals Corp. (100%), Colorado (1997- ); owner: Hecla Mining Company (75%), California (-1997); owner: Dakota Mining Corp. (25%, Colorado (-1997); operator: Cactus Gold Mines Inc. (Owned (85%) By Hecla), California (1996); owner: Compass Mining Inc. (25%) (1990); owner-operator: Coca Mines Inc. (74%), Colorado (1990); owner: W. J. Carey (1%), California (1990); owner-operator: Cactus Gold Mines Company (100%), California (1990). As of 1994: Hecla had a 064% interest in Cactus Gold Mines Co. Cactus Gold Mines is owned by Middle Buttes Partners Limited (MBPL), & 25% by Compass Mining, Inc. MBPL is a limited partnership in which the company (MBPL) is the sole general partner (53%) & a limited partner (11%). As of January 1997, Hecla and Dakota signed agreements to sell their interest in the mine to Summo.

Local rocks include Tertiary intrusive rocks (hypabyssal), unit 7 (Northern Mojave Desert).

Workings include surface and underground openings. A leach plant operates on the property (ended circa 1995).

Production statistics:

Year: 1989 - 2,106,800 metric tons of ore treated; heap leach Au production was 59,493 ounces Au/year.
Year: 1991 - Ag production was 217,014 Troy ounces/year; Au production was 53,912 Troy ounces/year from 2,129,724 metric tons of ore.
Year: 1992 - Ag production was 138,394 Troy ounces/year; Au production was 36,283 Troy ounces/year from 318,414 metric tons of ore.
Year: 1993 - Ag production was 32,220 Troy ounces/year; Au production was 9,755 Troy ounces/year (no ore produced this year - depleted).
Year: 1994 - Ag production was 26,074 Troy ounces/year; Au production was 10,147 Troy ounces/year.
Year: 1995 - Ag production was 2,324 Troy ounces/year; Au production was 5,295 Troy ounces/year.
Mining stopped in 1992. Heap leach Au/Ag recovery was expected to continue through 1995 and end sometime in 1996.

Reserve-Resource data are found in Hecla Mining Company (1995), Form 10-K Report: 27.

The most recent reserve data were: Type: in-situ (estimated year = 1996): demonstrated reserves: 212,408 metric tons ore; total resources: 212,408 metric tons ore. Au at 1.37 grams/metric ton.

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Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


27 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 126; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 107.
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 264; Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Argentojarosite
Formula: AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Description: Locally abundant in the oxidized zone.
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 103-104; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 85.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 104; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 89; Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 44, 109; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 124.; U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1034
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Corderoite
Formula: Hg2+3S2Cl2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1034
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 104; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 99; Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 44, 109; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 205; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 19.; U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1034
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Gold
Formula: Au
Description: Fine.
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 103-104; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 19; Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University; U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1034
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Description: Abundant in some oxidized veins.
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 103-104; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 233; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 276.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Description: Occurs in substantial amounts in the ore vein.
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 104; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 437; Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 103-104; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 74; Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Description: Occurs in oxidized zones of veins.
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 103-104; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 292; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 302.
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Description: Principal ore mineral.
Reference: Tucker, W. Burling, Reid J. Sampson, & Gordon Blaisdell Oakeshott (1949), Mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 45: 216; Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 44; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 296; Blaske, A. R. (1990) Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University; U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1034
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University; U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1034
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Silver
Formula: Ag
Description: A little occurs in ores.
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 49; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 339; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 46.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 99; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 84; Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Reference: Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 44, 109; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 108; Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Blaske, A. R., 1990, Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: a Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Corderoite'2.FC.15aHg2+3S2Cl2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stromeyerite2.BA.40AgCuS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
'Chlorargyrite'3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Alunite'7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Argentojarosite'7.BC.10AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
K Feldspar-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Stromeyerite2.4.6.1AgCuS
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A3(O,OH)2Xq
Corderoite10.3.3.1Hg2+3S2Cl2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Argentojarosite30.2.5.5AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CorderoiteHg32+S2Cl2
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl CorderoiteHg32+S2Cl2
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag SilverAg
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CorderoiteHg32+S2Cl2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Zanclean - Aquitanian
3.6 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 2939984
Tertiary intrusive rocks (hypabyssal), unit 7 (Northern Mojave Desert)

Age: Neogene (3.6 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Bobtail Quartz Latite Member; Fountain Peak Rhyolite

Description: Tertiary intrusive rocks; mostly shallow (hypabyssal) plugs and dikes. Includes some Mesozoic rocks.

Lithology: Major:{hypabyssal rhyolite}, Minor:{hypabyssal andesite,hypabyssal dacite}, Incidental:{hypabyssal basalt, hypabyssal basaltic andesite}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Tucker, W. Burling, Sampson, Reid J., and Oakeshott, Gordon Blaisdell (1949) Mineral resources of Kern County, California. California Journal of Mines and Geology, 45, 216.
Troxel, Bennie Wyatt and Morton, P.K. (1962) Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California. California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 44, 49, 99, 103-104, 109, 126.
Southern Pacific Co. (1964), Minerals for Industry, Vol. III - Southern California: 42, 53.
Murdoch, Joseph and Webb, Robert W. (1966) Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966). California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 85, 124, 205, 233, 292, 296, 339.
Clark, Wm. B. (1970) Gold districts of California. California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 193.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983) Minerals of California. Van Nostrand Reinhold Press: 19, 23, 46, 74, 84, 89, 99, 107, 108, 264, 276, 302, 303, 437.
Skillings, Jr., David N. (1989) COCA Opens Shumake Mine and Plant for Production at Cactus Gold Mines. Skilling Mining Review, 78(4), 4-8.
Blaske, A.R. (1990) Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: A Volcanic Come-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California. Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University.
California Division of Mines and Geology (1990) Mines and mineral producers active in California (1988-89). California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 103.
Randol Mining Directory (1990).
Blaske, A.R., Bornhorst, T.J., Brady, J.M., Marsh, T.M., and McKitrick, S.A. (1991) The Shumake Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Western Mojave Desert, California. Economic Geology, 86(8), 1646-1656.
Hecla Mining Company (1994) Annual Report: 20.
Hecla Mining Company (1994) 10-K Report: 19.
Randol Mining Directory (1994/95) U.S. Mines and Mining Companies: 223 (Blue Eagle Mine).
Hecla Mining Company (1995) 10-K Report: 26-27.
Randol Mining Directory (1996/97) U.S. Mines and Mining Companies: 151.
The Mining Record (1997) 108(4), 3 (Jan. 22, 1997).
The Mining Record (1997) 108(32), 1 (August 6, 1997).
Point Cast Business Wire (1997) Summo Minerals-Cactus Gold Mines Continued Drilling Extends Shumake Orebody. Found on Point Cast Business Wire, 7-29-97.
USGS (2005) Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10110711 & 10115314.
USGS (2011), Open-File Report OFR 2011-1034.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060290144.
Blaske, A.R. (2018) Various Forms of Alunite from the Cactus Gold Mines, Middle Buttes Volcanic Complex, Kern County, California. Mineral News, 34(7) (August 2018).
Blaske, A.R. (2018) Unusual Scorodite from the Cactus Gold Mines, Middle Buttes Volcanic Complex, Kern County, California. Mineral News, 34(4) (April 2018).


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