Garibaldi

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 2,799 feet (853 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.6975, -119.99278



Garibaldi MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Garibaldi"
Secondary: "Blue Lead"
Primary: Gold
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Robert O. Greeves
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: 1897
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: PINCH AND SWELL


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Location
Comment S 1/2 4 , N 1/2 9 , UTM ACC.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEINS
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment 325-FT. INCLINED SHAFT, 40-FT. CROSSCUT, DRIFTS.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment ONE PATENTED CLAIM. DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN HAMPERED BY WATER AS THE MINE YIELDS UP TO 600,000 GALLONS OF WATER A DAY.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment LITTLE RECORDED OF EARLY HISTORY. WORKED INTERMITTENTLY 1897 TO LATE 1930'S. MINE IDLE SINCE THEN. MOST OF WORKINGS ARE CAVED. THE TAILINGS DUMP WAS WORKED FOR A SHORT PERIOD, THE LAST ACTIVITY RECORDED.
Comment Type:
Commodity
Comment HIGH GRADE ORE OCCURS AS BOULDER-LIKE TO NODULAR MASSES IN A BLACK 8 - 10 FT. THICK GOUGE FOUND BETWEEN DOLOMITE AND THE ALTERED DIKE ROCK.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: TWO PARALLEL VEINS 1 - 15 FT. APART SEPERATED BY ALTERED DIKE ROCK. METASEDIMENTS ARE CHIEFLY SLATE. GRAPHITE SCHIST, BLACK MANGANIFEROUS CHERT. DOLOMITE OCCURS CHIEFLY ON THE HANGING WALL, IS BLUE-GRAY - TO - BLACK AND SOMEWHAT PLATY.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: AUBRY, L. E., 1903 , REGISTER OF MINES AND MINERALS FOR MARIPOSA COUNTY, CALIF., P. 11 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN AND GRAY, 1957
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. 100 - 101 , 262 .
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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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