The Curtz Mine is a gold mine located in Alpine county, California.
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Name: Curtz Mine
Lat, Long: 38.68278, -119.69917
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Curtz Mine MRDS details
Primary: Curtz Mine
District: Monitor - Mogul
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Commodity): AU, AG & CU BEARING ROCK CONTAINS DISSEMINATED OR MASSIVE PYRITE & VARYING AMOUNTS OF CHALCOPYRITE, GALENA, ENARGITE, SPHALERITE & ARSENOPYRITE.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. SW 1/4
Comment (Production): IN PAST, SOMETIMES CONSIDERED PART OF MORNING STAR MINE. NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT 100 FT LONG, 20 FT DEEP, 15 FT WIDE. CAVED 300 FT SHAFT.
Comment (Geology): SW CONTINUATION OF MORNING STAR ORE ZONE OF MINERALIZATION SILICIFIED MATERIAL RANGES FROM SOFT BLEACHED KAOLINITE-RICH ROCK TO A HARD GRAYISH SILICIFIED BRECCIA, SOME W ANDESITIC MATRIX. 1863 DISCOVERY OF IRON-STAINED JASPER, LED TO DISCOVERY OF MASSIVE ENARGITE NEARBY.
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W. B., 1977 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF ALPINE COUNTY, CALIF.: CDMG COUNTY REPT. NO. 8 , P. 19 , 45 , MAP
Reference (Production): CLARK, 1977
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