Williams Brothers Gibbs

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 37.63472, -119.80194



Williams Brothers Gibbs MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Williams Brothers Gibbs"
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: National Forest
Administrative Organization:
Type:


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Earl, Ray, Fred, G. Williams, Ralph Zelers.
Company ID:
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Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: -

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type:
Plant Type:
Plant Subtype:
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method:
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Year First Production:
Year Last Production:
Discovery Year: 1865
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Organization:
Significant: N
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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



Comments

Comment Type:
Production
Comment PROBABLY FIRST WORKED IN THE 1860'S AND SOME ACTIVITY UNTIL 1875. IDLE FOR SEVERAL DECADES DUE TO INACCESSIBILITY UNTIL PRESENT DEVELOPMENT WORK BEGUN IN 1949, AND STILL UNDER WAY IN 1956. SOME ORE MINED IN 1954 RAN $27.22 PER TON IN GOLD. IN 1953 SOME ORE TAKEN FROM THE OLD DUMPS YIELDED ABOUT $10 PER TON.
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment THREE ADITS, 150, 75 AND 200 FT. LONG RESPECTIVELY, UPPER TO LOWER; APPARENTLY CONSIDERABLE STOPING DURING EARLY DAY OF OPERATION.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment FOUR UNPATENTED CLAIMS, THE WILLAIMS BROTHERS AND THE 2, 4, 5, EXTENSIONS TOTALING ABOUT 80 ACRES. IN ADDITION TO THE GOLD, FLACKS OF OTHER SULFIDES SUCH AS SPHALERITE, GALENA AND ARSENOPYRITE MAY BE SEEN IN SOME OF THE ORE BUT ARE NOT COMMON.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 53, NOS. 1 & 2, JAN.-APRIL, 1957, P. 185-187, 316
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES MIN. YEARBOOK 1954, MIN. INDUSTRY OF CALIF. (PREPRINT) P. 64.
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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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