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Imperial County Mineral Resources

Imperial County Mineral Resources

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CDMG County Report Number 7 covering the mines and mineral resources of Imperial County. Published in 1977 but information herein is from 1966
CDMG County Report Number 7 covering the mines and mineral resources of Imperial County. Published in 1977 but information herein is from 1966

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IM P E R IA L
C O U N T Y
B y P a u lK . M o rto n
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C O U N T Y
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IN T R O D U C T IO N
1
Sum m ary
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M in e r a l T re n d s
a n d
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P r in c ip a l
G e o g ra p h ic
a n d
C u ltu ra l
F eatu res_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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W a te r Re s o urc e s
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G E O L O G Y
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
1 3
G e n e ra l
F e a tu re s
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1 3
R o ck
U n its
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1 4
P re c a m b ria n (? )
ro c k s
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
1 4
C hu c k w a Iia
C o m p le x
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
1 4
oro c o p ia
S ch is t
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1 5
V itre fra x
F o rm a tio n
________________________________________________________________________________________
1 5
Tum co
F o rm a tio n
__________________________________________________________________________________________
1 5
P a le o z o ic (? )
o rT ria s s ic (? )
rocks__________________________________________________________________________
1 6
M e s o z o ic
ro c k s
__ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
1 6
M c C o y
M o u n ta in s
F orm ation____________________________________________________________________________
1 6
C re ta c e o u s
ig n e o u s
ro c k s
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
1 6
C e n o z o ic
ro c k s
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1 6
H y p ab y s s aI
ro c k s
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1 7
Im p e r ia lV a lle y
a n d
th e
P e n in s u la r
R an g es_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
1 7
S plit
M o u n tain F o r m a tio n_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
1 7
A lv e rs o n
A n d e s ite
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1 7
F is h
C re e k
G ypsum_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
1 7
Im p e r ia l
F o rm a tio n
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1 7
P aIm
S p rin g
F o rm a tion________________________________________________________________________________
1 8
C a n e b ra k e
C o n g lo m e ra te
________________________________________________________________________
1 8
B o rre g o
F o rm a tio n
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1 8
O c o tiII0
C on g Io m e ra te
__________________________________________________________________________________
1 8
B ra w le y
F o rm a tio n
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1 8
Q u a te rn a ry
a c id ic
v o lc a n ic
ro c k s
_______________________________________________________________
1 9
Q u a te rn a ry
la k e
beds____________________________________________________________________________
1 9
E a s te rn
a n d
n o rth e a s te rn
Im p e r ia l
C ounty_______________________________________________________
1 9
S e d im e n ta ry
b reccia
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1 9
A n d e s ite
__________________________________________________________________________________________
1 9
P o s t-a n d e s ite
re d
beds________________________________________________________________________________
1 9
T e rtia ry
a c id
a n d
in te rm e d ia te h y p a b y s s a lr o c k s________________________________________
2 0
A c id
a n d
in te rm e d ia te
v o lc a n ic
flo w s_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
2 0
In te r-v o lc a n ic
la k e
b e d s
__________________________________________________________________________
2 0
P lio c e n e (? )
v e s ic u la r
b a s a It________________________________________________________________________
2 1
P lio c e n e (? )
n o n m a rin e
c la s tic
ro c k s___________________________________________________________
2 1
B o -u s e
F o rm a tio n
________________________________________________________________________________________
2 1
P lio -P le is to c e n e (? ) v o lc a n ic
c o n g lo m e ra te_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
2 1
O lde raI Iuv i u m
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2 2
P le is to c e n e
d u n e
s a n d_______________________________________________________________________________
2 2
H o lo c e n e
aI Iu v i u m
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2 2
H o lo c e n e
s a n d
d u n e s_______________________________________________________________________________
2 2
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