Auburn Pacific

The Auburn Pacific is a gold mine located in Placer county, California.

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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.

Mine Info

Name: Auburn Pacific  

State:  California

County:  Placer


Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 38.90722, -121.15111

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Auburn Pacific MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Auburn Pacific


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead


State: California
County: Placer

Land Status

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Type: Underground


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Year: 1936
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^Gold Ore Reduced To 74 Tons Of Concentrates, With Recoverable Copper And Lead In Addition To Gold - Silver.


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


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

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Comment (Workings): DEV. BY 400-FT. VERT. SHAFT AND 500 FT. DRIFTING.


Reference (Deposit): ERIC, J. H., 1948 , COPPER IN CALIFORNIA BULL. 144 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 281

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. 588 - 589

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