The Lucky Sunday and Billy Sunday Claims is a manganese mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 2,999 feet.
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Name: Lucky Sunday and Billy Sunday Claims
Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.15389, -123.23667
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Lucky Sunday and Billy Sunday Claims MRDS details
Primary: Lucky Sunday and Billy Sunday Claims
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: California Coast Ranges
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: ORE GRADE AVERAGES 40 PERCENT MANGANESE.
Comment (Location): LOCATED ON NW 1/4 SECTION 32 , LUCKY SUNDAY CLAIM ORIGINALLY LIES N. W. OF BILLY SUNDAY CLAIM
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: ORE LOCATED IN 3 PLACES, AND BEDS STRIKE N 35 W, AND DIP NEARLY VERTICALLY. ON N. W. END OF CLAIM, A 4 FT. BED OF MANGANESE ORE LIES IN THIN-BEDDED FRANCISCAN CHERT STRIKING N 35 W AND DIPPING 35 N. E. ORE IS LEACHED OXIDE AND CHERTY OXIDE ORE. PRIMARY ORE IS A BUFF, CHALCEDONIC, MANGANIFEROUS CHERT WITH BANDS OF GRANULAR TAN RHODOCHROSITE. CARBONATE MAKES UP 15 PERCENT OF ROCK.
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 152 1950 P. 323
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 125 1943 P. 200
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