The Dixon is a gold mine located in Alpine county, California.
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Lat, Long: 38.61583, -119.68417
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Dixon MRDS details
Secondary: Boulder Hill
Secondary: Wolf Creek
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Commodity): NO FREE AU. ALL AU & AG ARE IN THE SULFIDES. PYRITE IS FINE GRAINED. LOGAN, 1931 , MENTIONS REPORT OF GOOD GRADE ASSAYS. TO W A 15 FT THICK OUTCROP ASSAYS $3.80/TON & ON HANGING WALL SIDE ASSAYS $60/TON.
Comment (Production): WORKED INTERMITTENTLY IN 1950S AND 1960S. PRODUCTION IN TWENTIES AND UNTIL JULY, 1931 .
Comment (Deposit): VEINS
Comment (Workings): 2 ADITS 1/4 MI APART. SOUTH, MAIN ADIT XCUTS VEIN ZONE AT 85 FT
Comment (Geology): SEVERAL PARALLEL VEINS OF SILICIFIED BRECCIA DIPPING STEEPLY N IN ANDESITE TUFF BRECCIA. 2 - 5 FT THICK. LITHIC FRAGMENTS IN VEIN ARE OFTEN WEATHERED, W SOME CLAY DEVELOPED. BRECCIA CONTAINS JASPER. ELEVATION 6100 - 7500 FT. POSSIBLE ORE SHOOT 600 FT WIDE, 2 - 4 FT THICK. TO WEST, OUTCROPS 15 FT THICK AT HILLTOP. 2 ORE SHOOTS 40 - 50 FT WIDE, 2.5 - 3 FT THICK, WORKED EARLIER.
Comment (Location): UTM EST. NW 1/4. NEAR MOUTH OF WOLF CREEK
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W. B., 1977 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF ALPINE COUNTY, CALIF.: CDMG COUNTY REPT. NO. 8 , P. 19 , 20 .
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1931 , ALPINE CO.: CALIF. DIV. MINES AND GEOL., 27TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, OCT., P. 489 - 490 .
Reference (Production): CLARK, 1977 ; LOGAN, 1931
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