Adelaide and Anderson

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.665, -120.18500



Adelaide and Anderson MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Adelaide and Anderson"
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Alfred W. Stickney
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: -

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: 1867
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: TABULAR


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Type: L
Structure:
Description: Faulted Synclined Trough
Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Old:


Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment Type:
Location
Comment SEC. 22 NE 1/4 , SEC. 23 NW 1/4 UTM EST.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment WORKED 1870'S TO 1885; LITTLE WORK DONE BETWEEN 1885 AND 1933; ABOUT 440 FT. DRIVEN ON ADELAIDE IN 1934 BUT NO SATISFACTORY ORE SHOOT FOUND AND MINES BECAME IDLE. SAMPLING ON ADELAIDE IN 1943 ASSAYED FROM $1 TO $7 PER TON WITH GOLD AT PRESENT PRICE. BOTH MINES IDLE; NO RECORD OF PRODUCTION.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment ANDERSON SHAFTS CAVED IN, IN ACCESSIBLE ( 1957 ).
Comment Type:
Commodity
Comment TELLURITE MENTIONED, NOT CONFIRMED
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: ORE SHOOT IS 25 FT. WIDE. ATTITUDE REFERS TO ADELAIDE VEIN. GRANODIORITE IN FIELD K2A IS DESCRIBED FOR ANDERSON VEIN. BLACK SLATE AND SERPENTINE FOR ADELAIDE; BLACK SLATE W SMALL INTRUSIONS FOR GRANODIORITE.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment Discovery Year: LATE 1860'S OR EARLY 1870'S.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment TWO PATENTED CLAIMS; TWO UNPATENTED MILL SITES. ON THE ADELAIDE, PYRITE HEAVILY IMPREGNATES VEIN MATERIAL AT NUMEROUS POINTS; GOLD OCCURS PARTLY IN THE FREE STATE AND PARTLY IN INTIMATE MIXTURE WITH THE PYRITE; ASSOCIATED MINERALS ARE GALENA AND CHALCOPYRITE; PRESENCE OF TELLURITE MENTIONED IN AN OLD REPORT NOT CONFIRMED.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CLARK, W. B., 1970 , GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIF.: CDM BULL. 193 , P. 42 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN, O. E., JR., & GRAY, H., JR., 1957 , MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF MARIPOSA COUNTY, CALIF.: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOL., VOL. 53 , NOS. 1 & 2 , P. 232 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN, O. E., JR. & GRAY, H., JR., 1957
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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