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Uncle Billy Rogers Mine

The Uncle Billy Rogers Mine is a copper mine located in Alpine county, California at an elevation of 7,598 feet.

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: Uncle Billy Rogers Mine  

State:  California

County:  Alpine

Elevation: 7,598 Feet (2,316 Meters)

Commodity: Copper

Lat, Long: 38.71361, -119.93139

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Uncle Billy Rogers Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Uncle Billy Rogers Mine
Secondary: Altura
Secondary: Brewers


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Tungsten


Location

State: California
County: Alpine


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


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

Name: UNCLE BILLY ROGERS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Granitic Batholith


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): FIRST COPPER DISCOVERY. IN "EARLY DAYS" HIGH GRADE ORE WAS SHIPPED.

Comment (Deposit): IN SEC 18 SAME AS BREWERS MINE? ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Location): UTM. EST. LAT.-LONG. BASED ON MINE SYMBOL FOR BREWERS MINE ON TOPOGRAPHIC MAP.

Comment (Deposit): VEIN

Comment (Workings): SHAFT AND OPEN CUTS

Comment (Geology): GEOL.COM: CHALCOPYRITE-RICH BODY IN GARNETIFEROUS TACTITE. AMPHIBOLITE SCHIST IN HANGING WALL, SLATE AND PHYLLITE IN FOOTWALL.

Comment (Deposit): REC. NO. M021511 AND C004728 MERGED HERE.


References

Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W. B., 1977 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF ALPINE COUNTY, CALIF.: CDMG COUNTY REPT NO. 8 , P. 13, 44.

Reference (Deposit): ERIC, J.H., 1948, COPPER IN CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES BULLETIN 144, P. 213.

Reference (Production): CLARK, 1977


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