The Pennsylvania 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: 38.60778, -119.79944
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Pennsylvania MRDS details
District: Silver Mountain
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 (Workings): LOWER 900 FT & UPPER 300 FT ADITS, AND SHAFT. XCUTS VEIN 500 FT FROM SURFACE.
Comment (Geology): VEIN OF SILICIFIED BRECCIA IN GRANITIC ROCK, BOTH GRANITE BUT FOOTWALL HAS GOUGE OF CLAY 3 IN THICK
Comment (Location): UTM EST. IN PENNSYLVANIA CANYON.
Comment (Commodity): VARYING AMOUNTS OF SULFIDES
Comment (Production): SOME PRODUCTION IN 1860S AND 1870S. NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, 3 - 8 FT THICK
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W. B., 1977 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF ALPINE COUNTY, CALIF.: CDMG COUNTY REPT. NO. 8 , P. 46 .
Reference (Deposit): IRELAN, W. JR., 1888 , ALPINE CO.: CALIF. STATE MINING BUR, 8TH ANNUAL REPT. STATE MINERALOGIST, P. 39 .
Reference (Production): CLARK, 1977
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