The Orion is a gold mine located in Alpine 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.
Lat, Long: 38.68306, -119.70611
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Orion MRDS details
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Location): UTM EST. E 1/2
Comment (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Workings): 2 DRIFT ADITS, 300 & 200 FT LONG. 100 FT SHAFT NR TOP OF HILL. ALL WORKINGS INACCESSIBLE IN 1969 . LOWER ADIT NR MOGUL CANYON FLOOR
Comment (Geology): DEPOSIT IN SAME ALTERATION - SILICIFICATION ZONE AS CONTAINS MORNING STAR, CURTZ & GEORGIANA MINES. VALUES IN VEIN-LIKE ZONE. MINERALIZED VEIN IS PROBABLY ASSOCIATED WITH SHEAR ZONE.
Reference (Deposit): EAKLE, A. AS, 1919 , ALIPINE CO.: CALIF. STATE MINING BUR., 15TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, P. 21 , 22 .
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W. B., 1977 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF ALPINE COUNTY, CALIF.: CDMG COUNTY REPT. NO. 8 , P. 21 , 46 .
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