Cotton Creek

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 1,749 feet (533 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.57556, -120.16528



Cotton Creek MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Cotton Creek"
Secondary: "Hauser"
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Cotton Creek Mining Co.
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office: W. H. Hauser, Mgr.
Info Year:
Years: 1939 -

Year: 1939
Time Period: - 1939
Mined:
Material type: CU
Description: Cp_Grade: ^ 330 Lbs/Ton Pb
Year: 1939
Time Period: - 1939
Mined:
Material type: AG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^ 340 Lbs/Ton Cu
Year: 1939
Time Period: - 1939
Mined:
Material type: AU
Description: Cp_Grade: ^ .15 Oz/Ton Ag
Year: 1939
Time Period: - 1939
Mined:
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^.32 Oz/Ton Au
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: 1937
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
Physiographic Detail:
Name:
Form: TABULAR


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Old:


Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment EQUIPMENT WAS IN GOOD CONDITION IN 1954 , BUT SHAFT WAS CAVED.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment SHAFT, 175 FT. DEEP WITH DRIFTS NORTH AND SOUTH FROM THE SHAFT ON THE 100 FT. LEVEL.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: VEIN AVE 2.5 FT. THICK
Comment Type:
Production
Comment YIELD OF GOLD PER TON WAS $11 - 15 . IDLE EXCEPT FOR ASSESSMENT.
Comment Type:
Commodity
Comment AURIFEROUS PYRITE
Comment Type:
Location
Comment NW 1/4 ON COTTON CR. UTM ACC.


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 , 3 & 4 , P. 91 , 253 , 548 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ERIC, J. H., 1948 , COPPER IN CALIFORNIA: CDM BULL. 144 , PT. 3 , P. 266 , 267 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: D.O.M. BULL. 144, PT. 3, 1948, PP. 266, 267
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN AND GRAY, 1957
URL:

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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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