Rutherford & Cranberry

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 2,001 feet (610 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.67306, -119.86639



Rutherford & Cranberry MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Rutherford & Cranberry"
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Lead
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: National Forest
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: L. G. Goodrich
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: 1863
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



Analytical Data

Materials

Analytical Data : PYRITE CONC. ASSAY $35 - $40/TON 1880'S
Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Geology
Comment VEIN CUTS COARSE GRANITE W/SMALL PENDANTS OF SLATE, SCHIST & HORNFELS
Comment Type:
Production
Comment NO PRODUCTION FOUND, BUT MUST HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIAL. ORE AVERAGED $10 - $20/TON WITH SOME MASSES TO $4500/TON
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEINS, POSSIBLY 9 OR MORE IN 2 SETS TWO SETS OF VEINS ON RUTHERFORD MINE STRIKE N 10 - 15 E, 75 - 80 W; N 75 - 80 E, NEARLY VERTICAL DIP, CUTTING COARSE-GRAINED BIOTITE GRANODIORITE OR QUARTZ DIORITE CUT BY DIKES OF FINE-GRAINED DIKES OF FINE-GRAINED HORNBLENDIC QUARTZ DIORITE.
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment RUTHERFORD MINE HAS 320 FT SHAFT & WINZE, 200 FT SHAFT W/CONSIDERABLE DRIFTING. CRANBERRY MINE HAS 3 ADITS OVER 200 FT LONG, 80 FT SHAFT, DRIFTS, STOPES.


References

Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN & GRAY 1957 .
URL:
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. 165 - 167 , 302
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A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
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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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