Champion Ii

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.54417, -119.97111



Champion Ii MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Champion Ii"
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead
State: California
County: Mariposa
District: Kinsley
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Belle Mccord Roberts
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 & SWELL


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment Type:
Location
Comment UTM EST. SEC LINES PROJECTED
Comment Type:
Production
Comment DISCOVERED BEFORE THE 1880'S. FIVE HUNDRED TONS OF ORE TAKEN OUT 1889-90 REPORTED TO AVERAGE ABOUT $12 PER TON; IN 1919 ONLY ASSESSMENT WORK WAS BEING DONE; NO SUSTAINED MINING DONE BEFORE 1929 AND LITTLE HAS BEEN DONE IN RECENT YEARS.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment QUARTZ VEIN 4-12 FT THICK
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment IN 1919 WORKINGS CONSISTED OF A 96-FT. SHAFT WITH LEVELS AT 50 AND 90 FT. 188 FT. DRIFTS, AND SHALLOW WORKINGS STRUNG OUT ALONG THE VEIN FOR OVER 1300 FT.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: VEIN MATTER IS IN PART MASSIVE MILKY QUARTZ AND IN PART A RIBBON-STRUCTURE OF LAMINATED WHITE & GLASSY QUARTZ INCLUDING THIN SHEETS OF SLATE WALL-ROCK. IT FOLLOWS CONTACT BETWEEN SLALY AND SCHISTOSE METASEDIMENTS AND HORNBLENDE GRANODIORITE WHICH IS CUT BY SEVERAL GRANITIC PORPHYRY DIKES. THE LARGEST DIKE PARALLELS STRIKE OF VEIN.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment OWNER HAS RETAINED MINERAL RIGHTS ON ONE CLAIM OF ABOUT 20 ACRES WHICH IS PART OF A PARCEL OF PATENTED AGRICULTURAL LAND.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: AUBURY, L. E., 1903 , REGISTER OF MINES AND MINERALS FOR MARIPOSA COUNTY, CALIF., P. 10 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN AND GRAY, 1957
URL:
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. 84-85 , 249 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CASTELLO, W. O., 1921 , MARIPOSA COUNTY: 17TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST ( FOR 1920 ) , P. 110 .
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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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