The Alhambra Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Alpine county, California at an elevation of 9,501 feet.
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Name: Alhambra Mine
Elevation: 9,501 Feet (2,896 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 38.72778, -119.97111
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Alhambra Mine MRDS details
Primary: Alhambra Mine
District: Hope Valley
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Alhambra Mining Corp.
Home Office: Gardnerville, Nev.
Years: 1977 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Commodity): $1.80 - 88.00/TON AU ASSAY, & VARYING AMTS AG
Comment (Geology): THIS AND ADJOINING ALPINE ARE ON CONTACT ZONE BETWEEN METAMORPHOSED SEDIMENTS ON W AND GRANITIC RX ON E. METAMORPHIC RX MAINLY MICA SCHIST AND QUARTZITE. GRANITIC RX MAINLY COARSE-GRAINED GRANODIORITE. MINERALIZATION ZONE CONTAINS ABUNDANT SULFIDES AND SMALL BODIES OF FINE GRAINED TACTITE W DISSEMINATED SCHEELITE. SCHISTS HAVE BEEN INVADED BY BASIC DIKES. SURFACE ROCK OF RED LAKE PEAK STAINED BY IRON OXIDE. GENERAL STRIKE OF SCHSTOSITY IS N. ; GEOL.DESC: MINE IS LOCATED IN CONTACT ZONE BETWEEN METAMORPHOSED SEDIMENTS ON THE WEST AND GRANITIC ROCKS ON THE EAST. METAMORPHIC ZONE CONSISTS PREDOMIANTLY OF MICA SCHIST AND QUARTZITE WHILE THE GRANITIC ROCKS ARE PRINCIPALLY COARSE-GRAINED GRANODIORITE.
Comment (Deposit): ON 4 LARGE OUTCROPS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Production): FIRST WORKED FOR AU IN EARLY 1930'S, FOR W IN EARLY 1950'S NO PRODUCTION FIGURES AVAILABLE
Comment (Workings): TWO OPEN SW ADITS 100 FT. LONG AND 100 FT. APART VERTICALLY
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W.B., 1977; MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF ALPINE COUNTY, CA., COUNTY REPT. 8; CA. DIV. OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, P. 40
Reference (Deposit): GOODWIN, J.G., 1957; LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIFORNIA; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 53, NOS. 3&4; DIV. OF MINES, P. 413
Reference (Production): CLARK, W.B., 1977
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