The California American Mining Co. is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,199 feet.
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Name: California American Mining Co.
Elevation: 3,199 Feet (975 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.88583, -122.58528
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California American Mining Co. MRDS details
Primary: California American Mining Co.
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 (Location): UTM EST. N 1/2 N 1/2 NW 1/4
Comment (Deposit): STRINGERS AND NARROW VEINS IN RED, YELLOW & BROWN SEAMED ANDESITE
Comment (Workings): SHORT ADITS, SHALLOW SHAFTS & CUTS
Comment (Geology): QUARTZ CARRIES CONSIDERABLE PYRITE WHERE NEAR CONTACT W/ TAN-COLORED SHALE
Comment (Deposit): 10 CLAIMS. COULD BE PART OF JILSON MINE HOLDINGS ACCORDING TO TOPO. MAP. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): OBRIEN, J.C., 1947, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 43, NO. 4, P. 430 PL. 42
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