Monte Rio River

The Monte Rio River is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 2,241 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Monte Rio River  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 2,241 Feet (683 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.13639, -120.95778

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Satelite image of the Monte Rio River

Monte Rio River MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Monte Rio River


Primary: Gold


State: California
County: Nevada

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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Deposit): VEIN

Comment (Location): UTM EST. MIDDLE OF SEC.

Comment (Deposit): 14 ACRES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


Reference (Deposit): FOOTE, A. B., 1941 , THE PRICE OF GOLD: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 37 , NO. 3 , P. 458

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