The Central is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 4,800 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: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.96028, -122.73528
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Central MRDS details
Secondary: Wiegel ?
District: Hungry Creek
Land ownership: National Forest
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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: ASSAYED $6/TON (AU IN DIKE) ASSAYED $4/TON IN DIORITE. BLOCK OF 2500 TONS WAS DEVELOPED. A BLOCK OF ORE ABOVE THIS ASSAYED $13.50/TON, OF WHICH 50% RECOV. BY AMALGAMATION.
Comment (Location): UTM EST. S 1/2 SE 1/4 35
Comment (Production): ORE IS MOSTLY FREE-MILLING. NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND
Comment (Deposit): VEIN ASSOC. W/ BASIC DIKE. 3 ORE SHOOTS ON NO. 2 LEVEL, EACH 30 FT. LONG AND 3-6 FT. THICK.
Comment (Workings): 3 ADIT LEVELS. NO. 1 (HIGHEST) LEVEL STOPED TO SURFACE NO. 2 HAS 365 FT. OF DRIFTING. NO. 3 LEVEL 367 FT. LONG
Comment (Deposit): 140 ACRES. LOCATED IN 1893. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): LAIZURE, C. MCK., 1935, MINING ACTIVITY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT: CALIFORNIA JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 31, NO. 1, P. 276
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
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1931, REDDING FIELD DIV., CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 27, P. 30
Reference (Deposit): 5) SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V. 2, P. 156
Reference (Production): SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO. (1964)
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