The Keystone is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 5,499 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: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.54972, -120.54778
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Keystone MRDS details
Secondary: Big Avalanche Group
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 (Geology): 1 - 5 FT. QTZ. VEIN. ON BASIN LEFT BY LANDSLIDE.
Comment (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL ADITS
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., VOL. 38 , NO. 1 , P. 58 .
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1929 , SIERRA CO.: CDMM 25TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, APRIL, P. 179 .
Reference (Deposit): MCCULLOCH, W. C., ETAL, 1964 , MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, N CALIF.: SO PACIFIC CO., VOL. 2 , P. 54 .
Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1920 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES SIERRA CO.: CSMB 16TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, DEC. 1918 , P 98 .
Reference (Production): MACBOYLE, 1920
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