Buffalo

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 3,100 feet (945 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.58778, -119.93778



Buffalo MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Buffalo"
Secondary: "San Domingo"
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
State: California
County: Mariposa
District: Kinsley
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type:


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Vernon And Clara Tharp
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:
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



Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Silver
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Location
Comment NW 1/4 UTM EST.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment DESCRIBED IN 1910 AS AN OLD MINE BUT EARLY HISTORY LITTLE KNOWN. MOST RECENT ACTIVITY WAS FROM 1932-1940 WHEN A LITTLE MORE THAN $15,200 IN GOLD AND SILVER WAS TAKEN FROM THE MINE FROM AN UNKNOWN TONNAGE OF ORE. IN 1954 THERE WAS NO MACHINERY ON THE PROPERTY AND WORKKINGS WERE COVERED BY DENSE BRUSH.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment QUARTZ VEIN
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment ONE CLAIM AND A MILL SITE. EARLY WORKINGS EXPLORED A VEIN 2 FT. WIDE CARRYING FREE MILLING GOLD.
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment IN 1935 WORKINGS CONSISTED OF A 310-FT. TUNNEL, CONNECTING WINZE, 500 FT. OF DRIFTS, 1,000 FT. OF UPRAISES AND INTERMEDIATE DRIFTS, STOPE 100 X 150 FT.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: SEVERAL FEEDER VEINS: ORE SHOOTS SHORT AND IRREGULAR. EARLIER WORKED VEIN HAD A NW STRIKE AND NE DIP OF 50 .


References

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. 81-82 , 246 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CLARK, W. B., 1970 , GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIF.: CDM BULL. 193 , P. 80 , 131 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN & GRAY, 1957
URL:

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain

About The MRDS Mines Database

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.

Search

Recent Posts


Popular Tags

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Best Historical Photos Best Of Mining Era Structures Cemeteries Churches Gambling Towns Headframes Historical Commercial Buildings Historical Homes Hotels Mining Machinery Smelters Stamp Mills Victorian Homes Winter Scenes View All Tags