The High Commission Mine is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 5,000 feet.
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Name: High Commission Mine
Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.56444, -120.80333
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High Commission Mine MRDS details
Primary: High Commission Mine
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): INTERMITENT PRODUCTION 1905 - 1914 .
Comment (Deposit): VEINS
Comment (Workings): ADITS, CROSS CUT TUNNELS, 300 FT. TOTAL.
Comment (Geology): 2 PARALLEL VEINS, HIGH COMMISSION 4 1/2 FT. THICK, DIPS NEARLY VERT, SURFACE OUTCROP FOR 3 MILES, SLATE FOOTWALL, PORPHYRY HANGING WALL. BIG LEDGE, 11 FT. THICK OF QTZ., SLATE & DECOMPOSED PORPHYRY CARRYING FREE GOLD & NO SULFIDES. VEINS ARE PARALLEL TO MEXICAN VEIN 300 FT. E.
Comment (Commodity): HIGH GRADE BUNCH OF ARSENOPYRITE
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., VOL. 38 , NO. 1 , P. 57 .
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1929 , SIERRA CO.: CDMM 25TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, APRIL, P. 178 .
Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1920 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES SIERRA CO.: CSMB 16TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, DEC. 1918 , P. 91 & 92 .
Reference (Production): MACBOYLE, 1920
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