Bandarita

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 1,650 feet (503 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.69111, -120.03222



Bandarita MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Bandarita"
Secondary: "Bandaritta"
Secondary: "Eclipse"
Secondary: "Goodwin"
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Antimony
State: California
County: Mariposa
District: Kinsley
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: W. Lee Brown (C/O W. J. Beatty) And Nelson Leoni (C/O Dolores Pharmacy)
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: 1856
Discovery Method:
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


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 & SWELL


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Late Permian
Age Old:


Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Workings
Comment A 1364 FT. CROSSCUT ADIT, SIX ADITS DRIVEN ALONG STRIKE OF VEIN, LONGEST OF WHICH IS 800 FT., WHICH TAPS 3 ORE SHOOTS. THE CROSSCUT ADITS TAP THE VEIN 1200 FT. ALONG THE LENGTH.
Comment Type:
Location
Comment NR. CTR. NW 1/4 . UTM EST.
Comment Type:
Commodity
Comment PRESENCE OF TELLURIDE NOT CONFIRMED. THE BEST ORE CONTAINS TETRAHEDRITE.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment QUARTZ VEIN, ORE SHOOTS
Comment Type:
Production
Comment DURING THE LAST PERIOD OF ACTIVITY, FROM 1937 - 1940 APPROXIMATELY $40,000 IN AU AND AG WAS OBTAINED FROM 7362 TONS OF ORE. GRADE OF ORE WAS LOWER THAN THAT OF ORE MILLED IN 1856 - 1889 WHEN MOST OF THE TOTAL PRODUCTION OF $1,520,000 OF ORE WAS MINED. CU PRODUCTION 0 - 100,000 LBS.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GRANODIORITE DIKES ; GEOL.DESC: MAIN VEIN IS 2 - 10 FT. THICK IN META-SEDIMENTARY RX. 4 GRANODIORITE DIKES STRIKE ROUGHLY NORTH AND INTERSECT VEIN AT RT ANGLES TO IT, WITH THROWS FROM 1 TO 42 FT.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment 7 PATENTED CLAIMS, THE BANDARITA NOS. 1 & 2 , LITTLE FORT KNOX AND FORT KNOX NO. 2 ; ALSO 3 PATENTED CLAIMS, THE KINSLEY NO. 1 , 2 AND 3 .


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: JULIHN, C. E., & HORTON, F. W., 1940 , MINERAL RESOURCES SURVEY OF THE US: US BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 424 , P. 141 .
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Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN AND GRAY, 1957 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CLARK, W. B., 1970 , GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIF.: CDM BULL. 193 , P. 85 .
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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. 77 - 78 , 237 .
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ERIC, J. H., 1948 , COPPER IN CALIFORNIA, CDM BULL. 144 , PT. 3 , P. 265 .
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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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