General Sherman

The General Sherman is a gold mine located in Sierra 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: General Sherman  

State:  California

County:  Sierra

Elevation:

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.46111, -120.85028

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General Sherman MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: General Sherman


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: California
County: Sierra


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


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

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Carbonate


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): 1200 FT. ADIT.

Comment (Location): UTM EST. NW 1/4 03 NE 1/4 04

Comment (Deposit): VEINS

Comment (Geology): IRREGULAR VEIN W SEVERAL BRANCHING STRANDS. MINOR FAULTS NEARLY PARALLEL TO VEIN, CARRY SOME QTZ. POST QUARTZ MOVEMENT IN PLANE OF VEIN. GROOVING STRIKES N 57 E. QTZ. COMMONLY "WATERY" TO WHITE OR RUSTY W ABUNDANT VUGS. LATTER QTZ. MINUTE VEINLETS PERPENDICULAR TO VEIN. AVERAGE DIP 35-65 W. OUTCROP OF 3 VEINS W 70 FT. BETWEEN UPPERMOST & LOWEST. 300 FT. E OF PORTAL, IRREGULAR STRINGERS OF GRANITE. COUNTRY ROCK COARSE TO FINE-GRAINED GABBRO, LESS SCHISTOSE THAN USUAL. 400 FT. TO E, A NARROW BELT OF QUARTZITIC SLATE BETWEEN GABBRO & SERPENTINE BELT. VEIN IS ENTIRELY IN GABBRO.


References

Reference (Deposit): MCCULLOCH, W. C., OESTERLING, W. A., SPURCK, W. H., & TISCHLER, M. S., 1964 , MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, N CALIF.: SO PACIFIC COMPANY, VOL. 2 , P. 36 .

Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., VOL. 38 , NO. 1 , P. 55 .

Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H. G., & GANNETT, R. W., 1932 , GOLD QTZ. VEINS OF THE ALLEGHANY DISTRICT, CALIF.: USGS PROF PAPER 172 , P. 101 , 102 .


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