Moonlight

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 2,598 feet (792 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.72583, -120.03306



Moonlight MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Moonlight"
Primary: Gold
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: National Forest
Administrative Organization:
Type: Unknown


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: R. W. Beales, A. W. Jackson, C. Musson
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Info Year:
Years: -

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type:
Plant Type:
Plant Subtype:
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method:
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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



Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Location
Comment UTM EST SW1/4 30 NW1/4 31. ON NORTH FORK OF MERCED RIVER, JUST WEST OF THE MARBLE SPRINGS MINE. ACCESSIBLE BY JEEP TRAIL FROM GREELY HILL AND THE MCDIERMID GUARD STATION VIA THE BONDURANT MINE ROAD.SW1/4 30 NW1/4 31. ON NORTH FORK OF MERCED RIVER, JUST WEST OF THE MARBLE SPRINGS MINE. ACCESSIBLE BY JEEP TRAIL FROM GREELY HILL AND THE MCDIERMID GUARD STATION VIA THE BONDURANT MINE ROAD.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment NO PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND, UNDERGOING DEVELOPMENT 1954 & 1955
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN, 1 - 4 FT WIDE
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment 340 FT TUNNEL, 70 FT DRIFTS
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: SLATE HANGING WALL, DIORITE FOOTWALL
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment GEOLOGY SIMILAR TO MARBLE SPRINGS MINE.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN, O. E., JR., GRAY, C. H., JR., 1957 , MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF MARIPOSA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 53 , NOS. 1 AND 2 , P. 287
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: AUBURY, L. E., 1904 , REGISTER OF MINES AND MINERALS, MARIPOSA COUNTY CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU, P. 12
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A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
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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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