The Amazon is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 2,159 feet.
About the MRDS Data:
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: 2,159 Feet (658 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.87417, -122.55778
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Amazon MRDS details
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
Analytical Data: QTZ. CARRIES ABOUT 1% CU & FE SULFIDES
Comment (Location): UTM EST. SE 1/4 LOC. TAKEN FROM TOPO MAP
Comment (Deposit): SEVERAL VEINS
Comment (Geology): GREENSTONE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SANDSTONE
Comment (Workings): 15 FT. INCLINE & SEVERAL OPEN CUTS, ABOUT 30 FT. LONG 10-STAMP MILL.
Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD, J.J., 1896, REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 13, P. 386
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