Live Oak and Governor.

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 1,447 feet (441 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.62583, -120.17000



Live Oak and Governor. MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Live Oak and Governor."
Secondary: "Stud Horse Flat Group"
Secondary: "Live Oak Group"
Secondary: "White Oak Group"
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Lead
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: North American Gold Mines, Inc.
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office: C/O Ada Stewart
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: 1895
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:


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

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: Gold
Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment Discovery Year: 1890'S OR EARLY 1900'S
Comment Type:
Production
Comment WORKED INTERMITTENTLY 1910-1930'S; LITTLE ACTIVITY EXCEPT ASSESSMENT WORK SINCE 1938. IN 1932 IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT THERE WAS 14,000 TONS OF ORE BETWEEN THE 68-FT. AND 225 FT. LEVELS ON THE MAIN SHAFT BUT THERE IS NO RECORD OF ANY OF THIS HAVING BEEN REMOVED; VALUE WAS ESTIMATED TO RUN $10.50 PER TON BUT RECORDED PRODUCTION BETWEEN 1931-34 RAN CONSIDERABLY LESS. QUARTZ CARRIES $7 - $10 FREE GOLD/TON & SULFIDES AVERASING $400 - $900/TON.
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment TWO SHAFTS, TWO ADITS, DRIFTS, WINZE; MAIN (NORTHERLY) SHAFT IN GOOD CONDITION BUT THE OTHER CAVED BELOW 68 FT.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: LAIZURE ( 1928 ) DESCRIBES FOOTWALL AS SLATE AND PORPHYRY, HANGING WALL AS DIORITE. BOWEN & GRAY DESCRIBE WALL ROCKS AS PYROXENE ANDESITE OF THE PENON BLANCO MEMBER OF THE UPPER JURASSIC AMADOR GROUP - THE GREENSTONES CONTACT THE MARIPOSA SLATE 1/2 MI. E OF THE MINE.
Comment Type:
Location
Comment UTM ACC. SE 1/4 ?


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN, O. E., JR., GRAY, C. H., JR., 1957 , MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF MARIPOSA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 53 , NOS. 1 AND 2 , P. 117 - 118 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: LAIZURE, C. MCK., 1928 , SAN FRANCISCO FIELD DIVISION IN TWENTY-FOURTH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU. P. 94 - 5 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: LAIZURE 1928
URL:
Reference Category:
Reserve-Resource
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN & GRAY 1957 , P. 118 .
URL:

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A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
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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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