The Gold Reef is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 4,649 feet.
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Name: Gold Reef
Elevation: 4,649 Feet (1,417 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.53333, -122.98556
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Gold Reef MRDS details
Primary: Gold Reef
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: PYRITE NEAR SURFACE ASSAYED $2/TON IN GOLD. 85 FT. ABOVE CROSSCUT, A LEACHED WHITE SUGARY QTZ. STAINED YELLOW, BROWN & BLACK IN STREAKS, ASSAYED $4.50/TON IN GOLD.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. NW 1/4 NE 1/4 SW 1/4
Comment (Workings): CROSSCUT RUN S 83 W FOR 215 FT. STRIPPED OF 15 FT. OF OVER BURDON W/BULLDOZER, VERTICAL HOLES DRILLED, 5 FT. DEEP, SPACED AT 3 FT. INTERVALS, 3 FT. WIDE TRENCH.
Comment (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, 21-25 FT. THICK
Comment (Deposit): 280 ACRES. PATENTED ; 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. 436 PL. 42
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V.2, P. 143
Reference (Production): OBRIEN (1947) SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO. (1964)
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