The Unidentified Workings is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California.
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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.
Name: Unidentified Workings
Lat, Long: 39.52444, -120.70222
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Unidentified Workings MRDS details
Primary: Unidentified Workings
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 EST. SE 1/4
Comment (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Commodity): GOLD PANNED FROM DUMP - MCCULLOCH ETAL, 1964 , RECOMMENDS FURTHER EXPLORATION.
Comment (Workings): 270 FT. ADIT W RAISE TO SURFACE AT FACE.
Comment (Geology): 2-5 FT. THICK QTZ VEIN TRACED FOR 750 FT. ON STRIKE, IN PORPHYRITIC GRANITE.
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. 48
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