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Moorehouse Mine, California, USA

Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 35.780529, -116.417358.

The last stage of mining activities in south Death Valley opened in the mid-1930's, when John Moorehouse located 16 talc claims a short distance northwest of Ibex Springs. By 1941, Moorehouse had managed to extract 1100 tons of talc. After a short period of idleness, Moorehouse then leased his claims to the Sierra Talc Company in the mind-1940s. Sierra Talc developed the ore bodies extensively, and produced almost 62,000 tons of ore by 1959. By then the talc seams were largely depleted, and the mine was operated only sporadically until about 1968. Site examination leads to the conclusion that no more than assessment work, and very little of that, has been done since the latter date.

Due to the recent nature of these mining activities, extensive structural remains are present in the area. At the Moorehouse, which consists of three distinct levels, the progressions of mining activities can clearly be seen through the development of mining structures. The lower and middle levels, reflecting the lode mining activities of the earlier years, contain extensive complexes of adits, ore bins, ore chutes and tramway networks. These wooden structures are rather picturesque, are in relatively good condition, but are not of historic significance due to their lack of age. A policy of benign neglect can best be suggested for this complex, for the lack of historic significance does not warrant any preservation funds being spent at this time. Conversely, the mine structures certainly should not be destroyed or carted away, as the value of the complex will obviously grow with age.,

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Moorehouse Mine, California, USA Lat Long Coordinates Info

The latitude of Moorehouse Mine, California, USA is 35.780529, and the longitude is -116.417358. Moorehouse Mine, California, USA is located at United States country in the Mines place category with the gps coordinates of 35° 46' 49.9044'' N and 116° 25' 2.4888'' W.

Moorehouse Mine, California, USA Geographic Information
CountryUnited States
DMS Lat35° 46' 49.9044'' N
DMS Long116° 25' 2.4888'' W
UTM Easting552,657.54
UTM Northing3,959,762.90
Country CodeUS
Zoom Level17

Coordinates of Moorehouse Mine, California, USA is given above in both decimal degrees and DMS (degrees, minutes and seconds) format. The country code given is in the ISO2 format.

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