The Spider Prospect is a mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 4,180 feet.
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Name: Spider Prospect
Elevation: 4,180 Feet (1,274 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.26472, -123.12417
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Spider Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Spider 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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: ORE GRADE 18 TO 22 PERCENT MANGANESE
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: MINERALIZED ROCK IS WHITE AND GREY CHERT, STRIKING N 35 W AND DIPPING STEEPLY TO N. E. CHERT IS 150 FT. WIDE. ADJOINING COUNTRY ROCK IS MAINLY SANDSTONE AND GREENSTONE. WEST CONTACT OF CHERT IS AGAINST GREENSTONE. LIMESTONE IS EXPOSED 200 FT. N. OF NORTHWESTERNMOST CHERT. BROWN SANDSTONE LIES ALONG E. CONTACT OF CHERT, IN PLACES PARTIALLY RECRYSTALLIZED, AND IN PLACES RESEMBLING GREENSTONE. DIORITE OUTCROPS 400 FT. N. OF MAIN ORE BODY. 4 TYPES OF MANGANESE ARE 1) MANGANESE OXIDE, 2) RHODOCHROSITE, COMMONLY COATED WITH OXIDE, 3) SILICEOUS MANGANESE IN WHICH MANGANESE OXIDE IS MIXED, 4) CHERT STAINED WITH MANGANESE OXIDE. MAIN ORE BODY IS 6.5 FT. WIDE AND 31 FT. LONG. PRINCIPAL MINERAL IS RHODOCHROSITE, BUT IN PLACES CONSIDERABLE RHODONITE AND BEMENTITE ARE PRESENT.
Comment (Location): LOCATED IN NE 1/4 SECTION 20 , LOCATION DOES NOT CORRESPOND WITH DISTANCE GIVEN FROM PEANUT, UTM APPROX
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 152 1950 PP. 335 - 337
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 125 1943 PP. 65 , 203
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