Ah Wai Drift

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.54972, -120.01278



Ah Wai Drift MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Ah Wai Drift"
Primary: Gold
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: Private
Administrative Organization:
Type:


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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:


Physiography

Mineral Deposit Model

Orebody

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Physiographic Detail:


Structure

Alterations

Rocks



Analytical Data

Materials



Comments

Comment Type:
Production
Comment WORKED DURING WWI PERIOD AND THERE WERE EXTENSIVE WORKINGS PRIOR TO THAT TIME. WORKINGS LARGELY INACCESSIBLE IN 1954.
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment DEVELOPED BY 2000 FT. OF DITCHES.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment LAST OPERATORS (WWI) WERE JOHN HAND AND W. WESTON; PRESENT OWNERSHIP NOT DETERMINED.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 53, NOS. 1 & 2, JAN.-APRIL, 1957, P. 318
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: 17TH REPT. P. 105
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