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Red Mountain

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.

State: California
County: Mendocino
Elevation: 0 feet (0 meters)
Latitude: 39.06861
Longitude: -123.09250
Primary: Copper

Red Mountain MRDS Details

All data originates from the USGS Mineral Resource Data System.

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Red Mountain"
Secondary: "Salinas"
Secondary: "Red Buck"
Primary: Copper
State: California
County: Mendocino
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Type: Surface/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: 1890
Discovery Method:
Years of Production: 1896
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Mineral Deposit Model

Orebody

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: California Coast Ranges
Physiographic Detail:


Structure

Alterations

Rocks



Analytical Data

Materials



Comments

Comment Type:
Commodity
Comment SOME METALLIC COPPER AND GREEN COPPER CARBONATES.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment AUBURY ( 1902 ) REPORTS ONE TON OF ORE MINED AND SHIPPED IN 1896 , YIELDED $12 IN EXCESS OF ALL OTHER COST.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment FOUR CLAIMS. IT SEEM LIKELY THAT THE LOCATION OF THIS DEPOSIT IN SEC. 23 T.15N., R.-12W. AS GIVEN IN V.49, NO. 4, P. 359, BULL. 150, P. 271, ECON. MAP 6 BULLS. 176 & 179 ARE INCORRECT, AND THAT CORRECT LOC. WAS GIVEN ONLY IN V. 49, NO. 4, P. 380. THE DEPOSIT IS DESCRIBED AS BEING 10 MI. SE OF UKIAH (HENCE COULD NOT BE IN 23-15/12) AND IN SERP. WHICH OCCURS IN 14-11 BUT NOT IN 23-15/12. RED MTN. IS IN 17-14/11. PROSPECTS ARE SHOWN IN SEC. 17-14/11 ON TOPO MAP, NOT IN SEC. 23-15/12.
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment TWO SHAFTS, ONE 100 FT. DEEP. OTHER IS 50 FT. DEEP, ALSO SEVERAL SHALLOW TRENCHES AND SHORT ADITS


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: AUBURY, L.E., 1902 ; COPPER RESOURCES IN CALIFORNIA BULL. 23 ; CALIF. MIN. BUR., P. 135
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: O'BRIEN, J.C., 1953 ; MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF MENDOCINCO COUNTY, CA; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 49 , NO. 4 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 359 .
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Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: AUBURY, L.E., 1902
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