Comet

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 3,599 feet (1,097 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.56806, -119.84250



Comet MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Comet"
Primary: Gold
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

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Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Clarke, T. A.
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Years: -

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type:
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Operation Type: Unknown
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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
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Structure

Alterations

Rocks



Analytical Data

Materials

Analytical Data : 2 1/2 % SULFIDES
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment THREE UNPATENTED CLAIMS.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment TWO LEVELS, THE LOWER ONE 750 FEET LONG & THE UPPER ONE 285 FT. LOWER LEVEL HAS A 100 FT. CROSSCUT AND A 40 FT. RAISE. FROM UPPER LEVEL THERE IS A RAISE 168 FT. TO THE SURFACE AND A WINZE 45 FT. DEEP.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: TWO VEINS, ON CONTACT BETWEEN GRANITE & QUARTZITE FOOTWALL, AND SLATE HANGING WALL. AVERAGE 2 1/2 FT. THICK.
Comment Type:
Location
Comment SE 1/4 ON A FORK OF SKELTON CREEK. UTM EST.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment ORE WAS SAID TO AVERAGE $8/TON ( 1920 PRICES. )


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. 251 .
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CASTELLO, W. O., 1921 , MARIPOSA COUNTY: 17TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST ( FOR 1920 ), P. 111 - 112 .
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Reference Category:
Production
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Reference: CASTELLO, 1920
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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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