The Turk is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,999 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: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.59778, -122.93389
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Turk MRDS details
Secondary: Banks and Maginnis
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. W 1/2 NW 1/4 7 AND E 1/2 NE 1/4 12
Comment (Production): ORE WAS FREE-MILLING. NO PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND
Comment (Deposit): 3 VEINS, 2 SHOOTS OF MILL-ORE, ONE 35 FT. LONG, OTHER 60 FT. LONG. AVG. 15 FT.-16 FT. THICK. QUARTZ CONTAINS GOUGE. THIRD VEIN, CALLED KEENAN, ALSO ON PROPERTY.
Comment (Workings): UPPER DRIFT LEVEL EXPOSES VEIN FOR 400 FT. 300 FT. CROSSCUT DRIVEN TOWARDS ANOTHER KNOWN VEIN. 155 FT. BELOW, SECOND LEVEL DRIVEN FOR 450 FT. AND IN ORE SHOOT FOR 30 FT. TOTAL LENGTH WAS 600 FT. THIS LEVEL 280 FT. HIGHER IN ELEVATION THAN MILL, WITH WHICH IT WAS CONNECTED BY 700 FT. TRAM. SHAFT STARTED ON KEENAN VEIN.
Comment (Deposit): 160 ACRES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V. 2, P. 141
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1935, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 31, NO. 3, P. 309-310 P. 4
Reference (Deposit): COOPER, A.S., 1900, REGISTER OF MINES AND MINERALS, COUNTY OF SISKIYOU CALIF.: CALIF. STATE MINING BUREAU
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