Sweetwater Ii

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 3,799 feet (1,158 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.57722, -119.88194



Sweetwater Ii MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Sweetwater Ii"
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
State: California
County: Mariposa
District: Jerseydale
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: National Forest
Administrative Organization:
Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Clyde Foster
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: 1954 -

Owner Name: Hudson River Gold Mines, Ltd.
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: 1884
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: POCKETS


Structure

Alterations

Rocks



Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Geology
Comment WALL ROCKS COARSE-GRAINED, HORNBLENDE, RANODIORITE OR QUARTZ DIORITE STRONGLY WEATHERED AS DEEP AS 50 FT
Comment Type:
Production
Comment WORKED FROM 1884 INTERMITTENTLY AT WIDELY SPACED INTERVALS.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment INCLINE, ADITS, DRIFTS, SEVERAL EXTENSIVE STOPES. SOME PLACERING OF SOIL.


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. 173 - 174 , 310
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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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