Crystal

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 2,001 feet (610 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.675, -120.20278



Crystal MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Crystal"
Secondary: "Penobscott"
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Mercury
Tertiary: Copper
State: California
County: Mariposa
District: Mariposa
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type:


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Ralph E. And Libbie N. Dailey
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
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:
Discovery Method:
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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
Physiographic Detail:
Name:
Form: PINCH & SWELL


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Alteration Type: L
Alteration:
Alteration Text: Hydrothermal


Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Cinnabar
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment Type:
Location
Comment ADJACENT TO CABINET & LOOKOUT MINES. UTM EST.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment QUICKSILVER WAS NEVER RECOVERED IN COMMERCIAL AMOUNTS. NO OTHER PRODUCTION DATA WAS FOUND.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment QUARTZ VEIN
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: CRYSTAL VEIN INTERSECTS TWO PARALLEL QUARTZ VEINS (CABINET & LOOKOUT) CRYSTAL VEIN CONTAINS SMALL BLEBS OF CINNEBAR, HYDROTHERMALLY ALTERED GREENSTONE.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment PATENTED PROPERTY OF 17.19 ACRES ( BOWEN & GRAY, 1957 ).


References

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. 254 , 328 .
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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 , MAP FACIN P. 103 .
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: D.O.M. EC. MIN. MAP OF CALIF. NO. 1 - QUICKSILVER, 1939; ADD. REF.: DOM BULL. 108, PL. 10 SHOWS CRYSTAL IN SECS. 15, 16, 21 - SAME LOC. APPARENTLY AS THE CABINET; WORKINGS SHOWN IN SECS.15 & 21 ON COULTERVILLE QUAD. PROBABLY THIS MINE.
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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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