Bully Choop District

Posted July 16, 2009 in Gold Mining
Publication Info: Gold Districts of California Bulletin 193 California Division of Mines and Geology 1976 Table of Contents

The Bully Choop district is in the vicinity of Bully Choop Mountain in southeastern Trinity County about 15 miles southeast of Weaverville. The Bully Choop and Cleveland mines, the principal gold sources, were active from the late 1880s through the early 1900s. There was some prospecting here again in the 1930s. The deposits consist of zones of quarrz stringers containing free gold and often abundant sulfides, which include chalcopyrite and arsenopyrite. The are shoots had stoping lengths of more than 200 feet. Country rock consists of gneiss, hornblende schist, mica schist and some limestone.

Bully Choop Mine

Averill. C. V., 1933, Trinity County, Bully Choop and Cleveland mines: California Div. Mines Rept. 29, pp. 15-19.

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