Bondurant

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 3,081 feet (939 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.72639, -120.04917



Bondurant MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Bondurant"
Secondary: "Hathaway-Bondurant"
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
State: California
County: Mariposa
District: Kinsley
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Adams, A. E.
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: -

Year: 1915
Time Period: - 1915
Mined:
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^.34 Oz/Ton Ag
Year: 1915
Time Period: - 1915
Mined:
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^.6 Oz/Ton Au
Year: 1915
Time Period: - 1915
Mined:
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^490 Lb/Ton Cu
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: 1856
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: PINCH AND SWELL


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Alteration Type: L
Alteration:
Alteration Text: Chiefly Hydrothermal
Name: Slate
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Late Permian
Age Old:


Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Silver
Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Workings
Comment A TOTAL OF 2500 FT. OF DRIFTS ON THE 100 , 150 , 250 , 300 AND 350 FT. LEVELS. CROSS CUT TUNNEL OF 1100 FT. WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN LENGTHENED TO 1700 FT.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: CRUMPLED BLACK SLATES, SLATY MICA SCHISTS COARSER GRAINED GNEISSES. 3 MAJOR PARALLEL VEINS, THE BONDURANT, REYNOLDS AND LOUISIANA. ORE SHOOTS AT 300 FT LEVEL AND BETWEEN THE 150 AND 200 FT LEVEL. ALTERED DIKE ROCK IS PROBABLY FINE GRAINED BIOTITE-RICH GRANODIORITE. BONDURANT VEIN IS 18 IN. TO 4 FT. THICK.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment 2ND OLDEST PATENTED MINE IN THE COUNTY. COMPRISES NEARLY 1000 ACRES; 100 ACRES OF PATENTED MINERAL LAND, 740 ACRES OF PATENTED TIMBER LAND, TWO TUNNEL LOCATIONS AND ONE MILL SITE.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment QUARTZ VEINS, ORE SHOOTS
Comment Type:
Location
Comment S 1/2 ( AND 24 AND 36 ). UTM ACC
Comment Type:
Production
Comment IN 1870 $30/TON ORE WAS BEING MILLED. FROM 1888 - 1940 17,000 TONS YIELDED A TOTAL OF $290,000. FROM 1940 - 1942 AN ADDITIONAL 12-14,000 TONS WAS MINED WHICH YIELDED APPROX. $98,000. BETWEEN 1911 - 1915 APPROX. 746 TONS ORE YIELDED 431.95 OZ AU, 259 OZ AG, 3672 POUNDS OF CU. FROM 1931 - 1940 A TOTAL OF 16,595 TONS ORE YIELDED 7879.92 OZ GOLD AND 5176 OZ AG. ALSO 85,000 LBS OF PB WAS PRODUCED PROBABLY IN THE PERIOD FROM 1880 - 1940 .
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment Discovery Year: PATENTED 1856


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CLARK, W. B., 1970 , GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIF.: CDM BULL. 193 , P. 85 .
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. 79 - 81 , 244 , 547 - 8
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: 5) JULIHN, C. E., & HORTON, F. W., 1940 , MINERAL RESOURCES SURVEY OF THE U. S.: U. S. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 424 , P. 139 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN AND GRAY, 1957
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ERIC, J. H., 1948 ; COPPER IN CALIFORNIA: CDM BULL. 144 , PT. 3 , P. 265 .
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. 124
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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