The Rainy Day Claim is a mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 3,999 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: Rainy Day Claim
Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.11722, -123.23722
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Rainy Day Claim MRDS details
Primary: Rainy Day Claim
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: California Coast Ranges
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): LOCATED IN SW 1/4 SECTION 8
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF BOULDER 20 FT. LONG AND 4 FT. IN WIDTH, WHICH STRIKES N 40 W, AND DIPS 30 S. W. IT LIES IN SEQUENCE OF CHERT THAT EXTENDS N FROM BLUE JAY MINE TOWARD HAYDEN ROUGHS. OUTCROP APPEARS TO BE FLOAT BOULDER IN SOIL, AND CONSISTS OF HIGH-GRADE FINE GRAINED RHODOCHROSITE.
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 152 1950 P. 332
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 125 1943 P. 201
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