Feliciana

  

Mine Info

State: California

County: Mariposa

Elevation: 3,652 feet (1,113 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.59111, -119.92417



Feliciana MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Feliciana"
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
State: California
County: Mariposa
District:
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Year: 1943
Time Period: - 1943
Mined:
Material type: AU
Description: Cp_Grade: ^.65 Oz/Ton
Year: 1934
Time Period: - 1934
Mined:
Material type: AU
Description: Cp_Grade: ^.74 Oz/Ton
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

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


Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment Type:
Workings
Comment 340 FT. CROSSCUT ADIT. SEVERAL HUNDRED FT. OF DRIFTS, A WINZE CONNECTING WITH LOWER LEVELS AND DRIFTS. DOWNSLOPE TUNNEL 300 FT. BELOW. FELICIANA ADIT IS 1400 FT. LONG AND CONNECTS TO THE OLDER VEIN VIA AN 80 FT. RAISE.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN, ORE SHOOTS
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment GEOL.DESC: GRAPHITIC AND HORNFELSIC SLATES AND SCHISTS. FELICIANA VEIN AVE. 2.5 - 3.5 FT. THICK STRIKE 35 - 40 NW, DIPS 70 - 75 SW, WITH SURFACE EXPOSURE FOR NEARLY 1000 VERTICAL FT. BESIDES STEEPLY DIPPING SECONDARY VEIN INTERSECTING IT AT 20 DEGREES, ARE TWO MINOR VEINS JOINING THE VEIN FROM THE EAST OR FOOTWALL SIDE, LARGELY UNEXPLORED. CUT BY SMALL QTZ. DIORITE DIKES.
Comment Type:
Commodity
Comment THE PRINCIPAL ORE SHOOT HAS DEVELOPED ALONG THE INTERSECTION OF THE MAIN VEIN WITH THE SECONDARY VEIN INTERSECTING IT.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment BETWEEN 1941 AND 1943 A TOTAL OF 4428 TONS OF ORE YIELDED 2873.1 OZ. OF AU AND 465 OZ. OF AG.


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. 98 - 99 , 260 .
URL:
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 .
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: BOWEN AND GRAY, 1957
URL:

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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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