The Advance is a silver and gold mine located in Alpine county, California.
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Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 38.66611, -119.70333
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Advance MRDS details
Secondary: North Advance
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Production): SMALL SHIPMENTS ESTIMATED OVER $50,000. SMALL SHIPMENT IN 1920 REPORTED YIELDS OF 100 OZ AG AND $20 AU/TON
Comment (Workings): ONE ADIT 700 FT. BELOW OUTCROP, 660 FT. FROM PORTAL ADIT IS FORKED, OVER 2,500 FT. OF DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS. CAVED SHAFT SAID TO BE 300 FT. DEEP AT PORTAL OF ADIT.
Reference (Deposit): GOODWIN, J.G., 1957 : LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIFORNIA; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 53 , NOS. 354 ; DIV. OF MINES P. 413
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1920 : ALPINE COUNTY: 17 TH REPT. STATE MIN.: CALIF. MIN. BUR., P. 401
Reference (Production): GOODWIN, J.G., 1957
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