The Allen Prospect is a manganese mine located in Siskiyou county, California.
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Lat, Long: 41.68, -122.79028
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Allen Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Allen Prospect
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Silurian
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: 20 FT. OF SILICEOUS MANGANESE OXIDE ORE IS EXPOSED, STRIKING N. E. AND DIPPING 60 S. E. ABOUT 5 FT. OF QUARTZ-RHODONITE ORE IS EXPOSED ALONG HANGING WALL. MOST OF ORE IS SKELETONS OF MANGANESE OXIDE SURROUNDING CORES OF LEECHED SILICA. WALL ROCKS ARE INTERBEDDED QUARTZITE AND QUARTZ MICA SCHIST. 10 FT. OF SIMILAR ORE IS EXPOSED TO THE S. W. A THIN STRINGER OF ORE IS PRESENT. PRIMARY ORE IS PROBABLY RHODONITE, DUE TO SILICEOUS NATURE OF ORE.
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 152 1950 P. 271
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 125 1943 P. 183
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