The Wykoff Prospect is a mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 4,199 feet.
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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.
Name: Wykoff Prospect
Elevation: 4,199 Feet (1,280 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.975, -123.50861
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Wykoff Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Wykoff Prospect
Land ownership: National Forest
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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: AVERAGE GRADE 25 PERCENT MANGANESE
Comment (Location): LOCATED IN SECTION 3 OR 10 , ALTITUDE DOES NOT CORRESPOND WITH SECTIONS LISTED, UTM APPROX
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: 3 FT. THICK MANGANESE ORE BODY DIPS 15 E., AND IS ENCLOSED IN A BODY OF RECRYSTALLIZED THIN-BEDDED CHERT STUDDED WITH LIMONITE PSEUDOMORPHS AFTER PYRITE. CHERT IS INTRUDED BY DIORITE. ORE IS HIGHLY OXIDIZED. RECRYSTALLIZED CHARACTER OF CHERT SUGGESTS RHODONITE IS PRIMARY ORE.
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 152 1950 P. 280
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 125 1943 P. 185
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