Gale Prospect

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 1,119 feet (341 meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 37.69806, -120.26056



Gale Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Gale Prospect"
Tertiary: Manganese
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type:


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: W. T. Gale
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: 1942 -

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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:


Physiography

Mineral Deposit Model

Orebody

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Physiographic Detail:


Structure

Alterations

Rocks



Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Psilomelane


Comments

Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: MASSIVE TO THICK BEDDED CHERT WITH MANGANESE STAINS, AND SOME STRINGERS OF PSILOMELANE UP TO 1/2 INCH THICK. THE CHERT STRIKES N. - S. AND DIPS 70 E. IT IS PROBABLY PART OF THE HUNTER VALLEY CHERT OF THE AMADOR GROUP.
Comment Type:
Location
Comment LOCATED IN SE 1/4 SECTION 1
Comment Type:
Production
Comment NO MANGANESE ORE WAS SEEN.
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment ONE SHAFT 6 FT. SQUARE AND 20 FT. DEEP BUT NO SYSTEMATIC DEVELOPMENT WORK HAS BEEN DONE.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 53, NOS. 1 & 2, JAN. - APRIL, 1957, P. 324
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: DOM BULL. 152, 1950, P. 109
URL:

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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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