Golden Key Group

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 2,585 feet (788 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.55028, -120.01222



Golden Key Group MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Golden Key Group"
Secondary: "Austin Group"
Primary: Gold
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Golden Key Mining Co.
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office: C/O J. E. Macdonald
Info Year:
Years: -

Year: 1913
Time Period: - 1913
Mined:
Material type: AU
Description: Cp_Grade: ^ .05 Oz/Ton Ag.
Year: 1913
Time Period: - 1913
Mined:
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^1.8 Oz/Ton Au
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:
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



Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: 4 CUTTER VEINS AT RIGHT ANGLES INTERSECT TWO PARALLEL MAIN VEINS - LOCAL NAMES REGAN AND HAYSEED. META-ANDESITE GREENSTONE WALL ROCKS. QTZ. VEIN VARIES FROM 4 - 6 IN THICK.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment SIX PATENTED CLAIMS, THE CORONADO NO. 2, DUSENBERRY, GOLDEN GATE, HAYSEED, HAYWIRE FRACTION AND REGAN, AND 3 MILL SITES. MUCH SPECIMEN ORE HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THE CUTTER VEINS BUT SEVERAL GOOD SIZED ORE SHOOTS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED IN THE MAIN VEINS.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN, ORE SHOOTS
Comment Type:
Commodity
Comment SPECIMEN ORE FROM CUTTER. GOOD SIZED ORE SHOOTS DEVELOPED IN THE MAIN VEINS.
Comment Type:
Location
Comment SW 1/4 29 NW 1/4 32
Comment Type:
Production
Comment GOLDEN K GROUP EST TOTAL YIELD $154,000 BY 1949 . UNDER MANY DIFFERENT PRODUCTION NAMES.
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment GREENSTONE TUNNEL 700 FT LONG WITH DRIFTS AND STOPES. HAYSEED SHAFT HAS LEVELS AT VERT DEPTHS OF 110 , 220 , 250 & 300 FT W. 650 + FT DRIFTS.


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. 266 .
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: LAIZURE, C. MCK., 1935 , CURRENT MINING ACTIVITIES IN THE SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT WITH SPEC. REF. TO GOLD: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOL., VOL. 31 , NO. 1 , P. 33 .
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Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN & GRAY, 1957
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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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