Advance

The Advance is a silver and gold mine located in Alpine county, California.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Advance  

State:  California

County:  Alpine

Elevation:

Commodity: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 38.66611, -119.70333

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Advance MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Advance
Secondary: North Advance


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: California
County: Alpine


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena


Comments

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.


References

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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