The Lighthill Prospect is a mine located in Siskiyou county, California.
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Lat, Long: 41.73528, -122.98500
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Lighthill Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Lighthill Prospect
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: ORE GRADE LESS THAN 10 PERCENT MANGANESE
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: PROMINENT OUTCROP OF QUARTZITE AND QUARTZ MICA SCHIST STRIKE E., DIP 25 S, AND CAN BE TRACED FOR 300 FT. NEAR LOWER W. END AN EXPOSURE OF SHEARED MANGANESE OXIDE ORE IS 6 FT. THICK AND 15 FT. LONG. ORE IS MIXTURE OF MANGANESE OXIDE AND QUARTZ.
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 152 1950 PP. 275 - 276
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 125 1943 P. 184
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