Devils Gulch

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 2,825 feet (861 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.60944, -119.82111



Devils Gulch MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Devils Gulch"
Secondary: "Clark"
Secondary: "Platinum Occurrence"
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Platinum
Tertiary: Cobalt
Tertiary: Nickel
Tertiary: Tin
State: California
County: Mariposa
District: South Fork Merced River Area
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: National Forest
Administrative Organization:
Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: R. O. Donald And Marcus Shimski
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: 1919 -

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:
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: VEIN


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Name: Slate
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Late Permian
Age Old:


Analytical Data

Materials

Analytical Data : ASSAY $90/TON PT, $44/TON AU. REPORTED GRADE OF 2.13 OZ/TON (73 PPM) AU AND 0.81 OZ/TON (28 PPM) PT.
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Workings
Comment 40 FT SHAFT IN 1920.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment QUARTZ LEDGE 3-4 FT WIDE; MINERALIZED VEIN ON BOTH SIDES OF QUARTZ LEDGE FOR A FEW IN. ; GEOL.DESC: QTZ. LEDGE 3-4 FT. THICK, MINERALIZED ON BOTH SIDES OF VEIN A FEW INCHES.
Comment Type:
Location
Comment UNSURVEYED, SECTION LINES PROJECTED. IN SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST. LOCATION GIVEN IS FOR PROSPECT SYMBOL SHOWN ON TOPO MAP NEAR MOUTH OF DEVIL GULCH
Comment Type:
Commodity
Comment UNVERIFIED REPORT OF PT. REPORTED ASSOCIATION CONSIDERED IMPROBABLE BY BOWEN (1957), WHO THOUGHT THE MINERALS HAD BEEN MISIDENTIFIED
Comment Type:
Production
Comment A SMALL AMOUNT OF AU ORE PRODUCED IN 1919 RAN $44/TON.
Comment Type:
Development
Comment PT REPORTED DISCOVERED IN 1919
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN 3-4 FT THICK. PT REPORTED IN 2 ZONES A FEW INCHES WIDE ON BOTH SIDES OF BARREN QUARTZ VEIN


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: LAIZURE, C.MCK., 1928, MARIPOSA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES, 24TH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST, V. 24, NO. 2, P. 123.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CASTELLO, W.O., 1921, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF MARIPOSA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU, 17TH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST, P. 142-143.
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: LAIZURE, 1928.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN, O.E., JR., AND GRAY, C.H., JR., 1957, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF MARIPOSA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 53, NOS. 1, 2, P. 192.
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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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