Granite King and Live Oak Buckeye, Billings

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 1,476 feet (450 meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 37.4325, -119.98861



Granite King and Live Oak Buckeye, Billings MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Granite King and Live Oak Buckeye, Billings"
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead
State: California
County: Mariposa
District: Buckeye
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Edith Mcelligott
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: -

Year: 1941
Time Period: - 1941
Mined:
Material type: AU
Description: Cp_Grade: ^ .10 Oz/Ton Ag
Year: 1941
Time Period: - 1941
Mined:
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^.25 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: 1870
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:
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Structure

Alterations

Rocks



Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: WALLROCKS OF HORNBLENDE - BIOTITE GRANODIORITE AND FINER-GRAINED GRANITIC DIKE ROCK CONTAINING MORE DARK MINERALS THAN THE GRANODIORITE. DIKE INTRUDES VEIN FISSURE AND IN PLACES HAS BEEN BRECCIATED AND MINGLED WITH VEIN MATTER. MAIN VEIN IS 2 - 5 FT. THICK.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment PATENTED PROPERTY OF 16 ACRES, COMPRISING PARTS OF OLD GRANITE KING AND LIVE OAK CLAIMS.
Comment Type:
Location
Comment UTM ACC. SW 1/4 03 ; NW 1/4 SEC 10
Comment Type:
Commodity
Comment RICH ORE FROM UPPER OXIDIZED PART OF VEIN. POCKETS OF ORE OF HIGHER GRADE THAN .3 - .3 OZ AVERAGE.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment HISTORY DATES BEYOND 1870 - OPERATED INTERMITTENTLY UNTIL 1941; IDLE SINCE THAT TIME. IN 1909 22 TONS OF ORE YIELDED $174.52 OR AN AVERAGE OF $7.93 PER TON AT OLD PRICE OF GOLD. DURING PERIOD 1938-1941, 9017 TONS OF ORE WAS MILLED WHICH YIELDED 2295 OZ. GOLD AND 916 OZ. SILVER. COPPER PRODUCTION 0-100,000 LBS. - D.O.M. BULL. 144, PT. 3, 1948, P. 267
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN, POCKETS
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment INCLINED SHAFT AT LEAST 80 FT. W SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF DRIFTS. SEVERAL FLOODED SHAFTS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ERIC, J. H., 1948 , COPPER IN CALIFORNIA: CDM BULL. 144 , PT. 3 , P. 267 .
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Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN AND GRAY, 1957
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CLARK, W. B., 1970 , GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIF.: CDM BULL. 193 , P. 32 .
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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 .
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: GOODWIN, J. G., 1957 , LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIF.: CAL. DIV. MINES, VOL. 57 , NOS. 3 & 4 , P. 267 .
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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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