King Midas

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 2,300 feet (701 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.51083, -120.02222



King Midas MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "King Midas"
Primary: Gold
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: Private
Administrative Organization:
Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: J. N. Knight Et Al.
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: 1927 - 1928

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: 1925
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:


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Alteration Type: L
Alteration:
Alteration Text: Talc


Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Talc
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Production
Comment SULFIDE CONCENTRATES NOT SAVED, MILL TAILINGS $4.29 AU/TN.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN IN 5 PARALLEL SHEAR ZONES
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment SEVERAL SURFACE CUTS; INCLINED SHAFT 50 FT. DEEP, VERTICAL SHAFT 100 FT. DEEP.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment PRESENT OWNERSHIP UNDETERMINED; FORMER LAS MARIPOSAS GRANT 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. 273 - 4 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: LAIZURE, C. MCK., 1928 , SAN FRANCISCO FIELD DIVISION IN TWENTY-FOURTH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU. P. 92 - 3 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: LAIZURE 1928
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.

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