Greens Gulch & Greens Gulch Ext.

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.50667, -120.05694



Greens Gulch & Greens Gulch Ext. MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Greens Gulch & Greens Gulch Ext."
Primary: Gold
State: California
County: Mariposa
District: Mount Bullion
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type:


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Mariposa Com'L And Mining Co.
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office: Mariposa Com'L & Mining Co.
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: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
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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: Gold
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Ankerite


Comments

Comment Type:
Workings
Comment 300 FT. SHAFT WITH 13 LEVELS, A 550 FOOT ADIT LEVEL, 510 FOOT DRIFT ON 1ST LEVEL, 360 FT. DRIFT ON 2ND LEVEL. CROSS CUTS, RAISES, STOPES.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment PRINCIPAL ACTIVITY 1860'S, 1901-14. SOME WORK DONE 1941 BUT NOTHING SINCE. RECORDS SHOW PRODUCTION 1900-15, GREENS GULCH PRODUCED 10,625 TONS OF ORE WHICH YIELDED $119,140.70, AVERAGE VALUE OF $10.25 PER TON AT OLD GOLD PRICE; DURING SAME PERIOD GREENS GULCH EXT. PRODUCED 10.25 TONS OF ORE FROM WHICH $313.99 WAS REALIZED OR $13.96 PER TON.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment THE VEIN MATTER IS PRINCIPALLY MILKY QUARTZ CONTAINING NATIVE GOLD AND AURIFEROUS PYRITE. THE GREENS GULCH VEIN IS PROBABLY AN EXTENSION OF THE MAIN VEIN AT THE PRINCETON MINE (SECS. 13, 18). THIS MINE IS ONE OF THE LAS MARIPOSAS GRANT MINES.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: BROAD VEIN INTERSECTED BY NE-TRENDING CUTTER VEINS. THE MOTHER LODE BROAD VEIN PART OF A SERIES OF NW-TRENDING EN ECHELON MOTHER LODE VEINS, AND IS PROBABLY AN EXTENSION OF THE PRINCETON MINE MAIN VEIN. AVE THICKNESS 3 FT.
Comment Type:
Location
Comment UTM EST. SEC LINES PROJECTED


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CASTELLO, W. O., 1921 , MARIPOSA COUNTY: 17TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST ( FOR 1920 ) , P. 117 .
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Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN AND GRAY, 1957
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CLARK, W. B., 1970 , GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIF.: CDM BULL. 193 , P. 94 .
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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. 105 - 106 , 267 .
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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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