The Eclipse is a gold mine located in Sierra 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.
Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.47083, -120.83778
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Eclipse MRDS details
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 (Location): UTM EXTEND ACROSS KANAKA CREEK & ITS N FORK.
Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION BETWEEN $20,000 & $50,000.
Comment (Deposit): VEINS, ORE SHOOT
Comment (Workings): 3 ADITS, 1 ACCESSIBLE FROM PORTAL, ANOTHER ONLY BY WINZE FROM THE 1ST ADIT.
Comment (Geology): 5-6 FT THICK QTZ AT JUNCTION OF TWO BRANCHES, CRUSHED AND SHEARED, W HANGING WALL SLIP. ALONG VEINS COUNTRY ROCK CRUSHED & INTENSELY ALTERED, NEARBY IT IS FRESH. ORE SHOOT APPARENTLY FOLLOWED BOTH JUNCTION & SHARP ROLL IN VEIN. VEIN PROBABLY FOLLOWS A NORMAL FAULT OF SMALL DISPLACEMENT. TRACEABLE TO SE ACROSS RIDGE FOR 600 FT. QTZ NOT CONTINUOUS THROUGHOUT. VEINS MAY CONNECT W SNOW DRIFT TO SE & MORNING GLORY.
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL, VOL 38, NO 1, P 54 .
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H. G., & GANNETT, R. W., 1932 , GOLD QTZ VEINS OF THE ALLEGHANY DISTRICT, CALIF.;: USGS PROF PAPER 172 , P 110-111 .
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1929 , SIERRA CO.: CDMM 25TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, APRIL, P 176 .
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