Malone

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 2,598 feet (792 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.52861, -119.91000



Malone MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Malone"
Secondary: "Bear Creek"
Primary: Gold
State: California
County: Mariposa
District: Mariposa
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

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: 1880
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

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Production
Comment OPERATED INTERMITTENTLY FROM 1880 TO 1935. IDLE FOR MANY YEARS. ACCORDING TO REPORTS IN 1890, THE ORE AVERAGED ABOUT $14 PER TON AT A PRICE OF $7.50 TO $18.00 PER OZ. NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment 200-FT. INCLINED SHAFT REACHING A VERTICAL DEPTH OF 140-FT., 2 AIRSHAFTS 30 AND 75 FT. DEEP, AND A DRIFT ADIT AND CONNECTING CROSSCUT TUNNEL 600-FT. LONG.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: FIVE ROUGHLY PARALLEL NARROW QUARTZ VEINS CUT A SMALL, ROUGHLY CIRCULAR INTRUSION OF GRANITIC ROCK 3/4 MI. INDIAMETER WHICH HAS INTRUDED SCHISTOSE & MASSIVE GREENSTONE. VEIN MATTER IS RIBBON QUARTZ CONTAIN THIN SHEETS OF ALTERED WALL ROCK.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment PROPERTY IS ON PATENTED AGRICULTURAL LAND. ERODED PARTS OF THE VEIN APPARENTLY YIELDED CONSIDERABLE PLACER GOLD PRIOR TO 1880 . PROSPECT SHOW NE 1/4 EL PORTAL ( 1947 ) 15 MIN. QUAD. MAY BE THIS 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. 122 - 123 , 280 .
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CASTELLO, W. O., 1921 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF MARIPOSA COUNTY IN SEVENTEENTH REPORT OF THE STATE GEOLOGIST: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU, P. 122 - 123 .
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.
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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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