The Champion is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 1,250 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 1,250 Feet (381 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.39389, -123.50944
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Champion MRDS details
District: Cottage Grove
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): 180 ACRES. 9 CLAIMS. DISCOVERED IN 1899 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): UTM EST. E 1/2 NE 1/4
Comment (Production): OWNER CLAIMS TO HAVE 14000 TONS OF $15 ROCK. FREE MILLING NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND
Comment (Deposit): 2 VEINS
Comment (Workings): 2 ADIT LEVELS, 100 AND 335 FT. LONG. RAISE IN BETWEEN MILL.
Reference (Deposit): BROWN, G.C., 1914, THE COUNTIES OF SHASTA, SISKIYOU AND TRINITY, CALIF.: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 14, PT. 4, P. 829
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1925, SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 21, NO. 4, P. 435-6
Reference (Deposit): LAZIURE, C. MCK., 1920, SISKIYOU CO., CALIF: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AN GEOLOGY, V. 17, P. 533
Reference (Production): BROWN (1914)
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