Champion I

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 1,650 feet (503 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.72694, -120.21722



Champion I MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Champion I"
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Car Da Mining Co. And Adlaide M. Ray
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Info Year:
Years: -

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type:
Plant Type:
Plant Subtype:
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method:
Milling Method:
Year First Production:
Year Last Production:
Discovery Year: 1855
Discovery Method:
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Mineral Deposit Model

Orebody

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
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Structure

Alterations

Rocks



Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Ankerite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Production
Comment ACTIVE INTERMITTENTLY 1878 - 1939. FROM 1900 RECORDED PRODUCTION $150,000 - 200,000. IN THE FALL OF 1910 ONE MILL CLEANUP FROM 250 TONS OF ORE MILLED, YIELDED $14,800. ABOUT 1914 SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF ORE AVERAGED $45/TON. ABOUT $67,000 IN GOLD AND SILVER PRODUCED 1936 - 1939. IDLE SINCE 1939 .
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment SHAFT 440 FT. DEEP WITH 4 LEVELS, 200 FT. EXIT SHAFT, 2000 FT. OF DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS AND RAISES.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment ONE PATENTED CLAIM.
Comment Type:
Commodity
Comment DUMPS CONTAIN LARGE QUANTITY, SULFIDE IMPREGNATED WALL ROCK WHICH PROBABLY CONSTITUTES LOW-GRADE ORE.
Comment Type:
Location
Comment SW 1/4 28 , NW 1/4 33 UTM APP.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: 5) LAIZURE, C. MCK., 1928 , S. F. FIELD DIV.- MARIPOSA COUNTY: 24TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, VOL. 24 , NO. 2 , P. 83 .
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Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN AND GRAY
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CLARK, W. B., 1970 , GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIF.: CDM BULL. 193 , P. 42 .
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN, O. E., JR., & GRAY, H., JR., 1957 , MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF MARIPOSA COUNTY, CALIF.: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOL., VOL. 53 , NOS. 1 & 2 , P. 83-84 , 249 .
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: JULIHN, C. E., & HORTON, F. W., 1940 , MINERAL RESOURCES SURVEY OF THE U. S.: U. S. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 424 , P. 102 .
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: LOGAN, C. A., 1934 , MOTHER LODE GOLD BELT OF CALIF.: CDM BULL. 108 , P. 183 .
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

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