The Chipps is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 4,675 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: 4,675 Feet (1,425 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.57806, -120.60250
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Chipps 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 (Deposit): POCKETS, VEIN, ORE SHOOTS
Comment (Geology): SMALL ORE SHOOTS 30 FT. ALONG VEIN. SLATES CUT BY EXTREMELY HARD DIKE.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. NW 1/4 26 NE 1/4 27 .
Comment (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Workings): 2 ADITS, RAISE, DRIFTS
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1929 , SIERRA CO.: CDMM 25TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, APRIL, P. 182 .
Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1920 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES SIERRA CO.: CSMB 16TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, DEC 1918 , P. 125 , 126 .
Reference (Deposit): PRESTON, E. B., 1893 , SIERRA CO.: CSMB 11TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST FOR 1892 , P. 402 , 403 .
Reference (Production): MACBOYLE, 1920
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