Red Cloud Kate Kearney

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 2,851 feet (869 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.73917, -120.08500



Red Cloud Kate Kearney MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Red Cloud Kate Kearney"
Primary: Gold
State: California
County: Mariposa
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Land Status

Holdings

Workings

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Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Carl Harper
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
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Operation Type: Unknown
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Discovery Year: 1880
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Organization:
Significant: N
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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

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Analytical Data

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Comments

Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment TOPO MAP SHOWS 4 PROSPECTS & SHAFT COVERING AREA OF MORE THAN 20 ACRES. ONE CLAIM, 20 ACRES APPROX. IN THE MIDDLE 1880'S ORE WAS RUNNING ABOUT $30 PER TON, MOSTLY FROM NATIVE GOLD. AVE. CONTENT OF SULFIDES WAS ABOUT 2 1/2 PERCENT AURIFEROUS PYRITE CONCENTRATES RUNNING BETWEEN $100 AND $200 PER TON.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment PRINCIPAL PERIOD OF OPERATION 1885-1895 WHEN MOST OF WORKINGS WERE DRIVEN AND MOST OF PRODUCTION MADE. MINE OPERATED INTERMITTENTLY UNTIL 1935 BUT NO ACTIVE MINING HAS BEEN DONE SINCE. EST PRODUCTION IS ABOUT $1,500,000 BUT THERE ARE NO RECORDS TO SUBSTANTIATE THIS CLAIM. WORKINGS CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE IN 1954.
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Workings
Comment 8X10 FOOT INCLINED SHAFT 700 FT. DEEP WITH LEVELS AT INTERVALS OF 100 FT.; DRIFTS AGGREGATE MORE THAN 500 FT.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 53, NOS. 1 & 2, JAN.-APRIL, 1957, PP. 163-164, 299
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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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