Badger

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.52417, -120.17778



Badger MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Badger"
Secondary: "Prescott"
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper
State: California
County: Mariposa
District: Hornitos
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type:


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Mrs. Charles B. Cavagnaro
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: 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: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: California Trough
Physiographic Detail:
Name:
Form: PINCH & SWELL


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Name: Slate
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: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment Type:
Location
Comment SE 1/4 ?, UTM EST.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment IS REPORTED TO HAVE YIELDED $80,000 FROM SURFACE WORKINGS IN EARLY DAYS OF ITS HISTORY; MOST OF LATER ACTIVITY HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED. LAST WORK DONE IN 1934 AND A SMALL PRODUCTION WAS RECORDED AT THAT TIME. WORKINGS BELOW LOWER ADIT LEVELS FLOODED IN JAN., 1956. COMPRISES THE PRESCOTT LODE CLAIM & MILL SITE.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment NEAR END OF MAIN WORKINGS IS A CUTTER VEIN 1 - 3 FT. WIDE. BADGER MINE IS PRIMARILY SURFACE WORKINGS. PRESCOTT VEIN IS DEVELOPED WITH SEVERAL ADITS EXTENSIVE DRIFTS AND STOPES. THE HILLSIDE IS COVERED WITH PITS.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment Discovery Year: 1850'S
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: RATHER SINUOUS VEIN 1 - 3 FT. WIDE. PROBABLY SEVERAL OTHER PARALLEL STRINGERS OR SMALL BLANKET VEINS. CUTTER VEIN 1 - 3 FT. WIDE. VUGS IN QUARTZ ARE CRYSTAL LINED. SLATE IS MASSIVE, BLUE-BLACK, SPOTTED; GREENSTONE IS SCHISTOSE; ALSO BLACK HORN BLEND SCHIST AND HORNFELSIC SLATE.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment THE PRESCOTT VEIN IS OF A SIMILAR CHARACTER. IT ISN'T KNOWN IF THE CUTTER VEIN WORKINGS ARE PART OF THE BADGER, OR NOT.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CLARK, W. B., 1970 , GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIF.: CDM BULL. 193 , P. 66 .
URL:
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. 76 - 77 , 237 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: LAIZURE, C. MCK., 1928 , S. F. FIELD DIV. - MARIPOSA COUNTY: 24TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, VOL. 24 , NO. 2 , P. 80 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN & 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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