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The Cactus Gold Mine Kern County, California

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Jim Brady
Jim Brady
CoCa Mines Inc.
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Tim Marsh
Tim Marsh
Cactus Gold Mines Company
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Scott McKitrick
Scott McKitrick
Cactus Gold Mines Company
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Published:
January 01, 1991

Abstract

The Cactus Gold Mine is located in the eastern Mojave Desert part of Kern County, California, about sixty air miles north of the city of Los Angeles and 9 miles southwest of the town of Mojave. The mine is at Middle Buttes, an isolated peak of Miocene volcanic rocks and Cretaceous intrusives surrounded by alluvium. Operated by CoCa Mines Inc. of Denver, Colorado, the mine is a joint venture between CoCa and MinVen Gold Corporation of Lakewood, Colorado.

The mine is an open pit, heap leach operation with an average 10,000 ton per day ore and waste extraction from the Shumake Pit. Crushing output to the heaps is 5,000 tons per day with recovery by Merrill-Crewe.

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Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series

The Diversity of Mineral and Energy Resources of Southern California

Michael A. McKibben
Michael A. McKibben
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Society of Economic Geologists
Volume
12
ISBN electronic:
9781934969656
Publication date:
January 01, 1991

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