Eastern Mojave Vegetation Kessler Peak Road  
 

Tom Schweich  

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Other articles: County Route 20739 30000  

Junction: CR 20739

Literature Cited:
- Reynolds, Robert E., and Ted Weasma, 2005.

Other articles: Field Notes 20050424050 20050424060

Locations: Silverado-Tungstite Claims.  

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Silverado-Tungstite claims
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Looking down the main shaft of the Silverado Claim.
Silverado-Tungstite Claims

Silver was shipped from the Silverado Claim before 1900. The Tungstite skarn is along a dolomite/granite contact containing epidote, garnet, and scheelite (calcium tungstate); it was prospected until 1951. The four rock ruins were apparently housing and an assay building. Also nearby is rockwork probably associated with an old regional freight road.

Literature Cited:
- Reynolds, Robert E., and Ted Weasma, 2005.

Other articles: Field Notes 20050424070

Locations: Standard No. 1 Mine.  

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View of the Standard No. 1 Mine Camp.
The Excelsior was located in 1896 and produced copper with gold and silver between 1902 and 1908 from a skarn that contained magnetite, chalcopyrite, and scheelite. Before 1905, ore from the Standard No. 1 was hauled by wagon to a smelter at Needles. Rail service was established to Cima in 1905, and ore was then hauled by 16-horse-team wagons to rail cars bound for smelters in Salt Lake, Utah.

Literature Cited:
- Reynolds, Robert E., and Ted Weasma, 2005.

Other articles: Field Notes 20050424080

Locations: Evening Star Mine.  

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View of the Evening Star Mine
The Evening Star Mine was the only producer of tin ore (cassiterite, tin oxide) in the eastern Mojave Desert. The mine was in production between 1939 and 1944.

Other articles: Kessler Springs Road at Kessler Peak Road Routes to Water at Kessler Peak Road  

Junction: Kessler Springs Road
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Date and time this article was prepared: 11/24/2017 11:06:45 AM