Gold King Martin - Walling, Sunshine

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.69083, -120.05750



Gold King Martin - Walling, Sunshine MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Gold King Martin - Walling, Sunshine"
Primary: Gold
State: California
County: Mariposa
District: Gentry Gulch
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type:


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Russell G. Rowe
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: 1865
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



Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Location
Comment UTM EST. MAY BE NE 1/4
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: 2ND VEIN, NW STRIKE 65 NE DIP SEPERATE FROM MAIN VEIN BY 200 FT OF SLATE AND QUARTZ-MICA-GRAPHITE PHYLLITE AND SCHIST. VEIN MATTER FRACTURED QUARTZ AND FRACTURED WALL ROCKS. MAIN VEIN 2 - 4 FT THICK.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment SEVERAL CLAIMS.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment Discovery Year: 1860'S
Comment Type:
Production
Comment THROUGH FIRST YEARS OF OPERATION MINE WAS REPORTED TO BE FABULOUSLY RICH; SOME ORE TAKEN OUT IN 1878. CONSIDERABLE MINING DONE AFTER 1880 BUT RESULTS NOT RECORDED. SOME EXPLORATION AND REHABILITATION WORK DONE IN 1930'S BUT NO RECENT WORK HAS BEEN DONE. MINE IS NOW WATERED AND PARTLY CAVED.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEINS, ORE SHOOTS
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment MAIN VEIN DEVELOPED BY AN INCLINED SHAFT SUNK ON THE VEIN OVER 300 FT. DEEP WITH 2 LEVELS. WEST VEIN SUPERFICIALLY DEVELOPED BY SHALLOW SHAFTS.


References

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. 102 - 103 , 265
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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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