The Gold and Nickel is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 4,199 feet.
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Elevation: 4,199 Feet (1,280 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.44028, -122.62833
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Gold and Nickel MRDS details
Primary: Gold and Nickel
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Comment (Production): CHUNKS OF SULFIDE ORE HAVE BEEN SORTED OUT & PILED UP TO THE EXTENT OF 200 OR 300 TONS. NO PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): VEINS QTZ. HEAVILY STAINED WITH IRON OXIDES. RESEMBLES GASSAN AND CONTAINS OCCASIONAL SPOTS OF PALE YELLOW AND BLACK SULFIDES. PROBABLY MOSTLY IRON COMPOUNDS, BUT PALEGREEN STAINING INDICATES NI MAY BE PRESENT. SOUTH OF ADIT, NUMEROUS OUTCROPS OCCUR FOR SEVERAL THOUSAND FEET WITH SPOTS OF GOSSAN AT INTERVALS. SLATE SHOWS IN SOUTH ADIT, STRIKE N25E, DIP 65W.
Comment (Geology): DIKES OF BASIC ROCK ALTERING TO SERPENTINE ASSOCIATED WITH SULFIDE DEPOSITS.
Comment (Deposit): 200 ACRES, 10 CLAIMS AND SEVERAL OTHER GROUPS OF SIMILAR SIZE IN SAME AREA HELD BY DIFFERENT PERSON. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Workings): 45 FT. SHAFT. 1000 FT. TO SOUTH, NORTH ADIT DRIVEN 300 FT. IN SILICEOUS VEIN MATERIAL CONTAINING PYRITE. SOUTH ADIT DRIVEN 500 FT. IN VEIN MATERIAL. 300 FT. TO WEST, SW ADIT STARTS IN GOSSAN & ENTERS SILICEOUS MATERIAL NEAR FACE.
Comment (Location): UTM EST. SW 1/4 35
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1931, REDDING FIELD DIV. CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V.27, P. 34-35
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