The Uncle Sam Consolidated is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 4,902 feet.
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Name: Uncle Sam Consolidated
Elevation: 4,902 Feet (1,494 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.26417, -123.09528
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Uncle Sam Consolidated MRDS details
Primary: Uncle Sam Consolidated
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: 3-5% SULFIDES AT 364 FT. DEPTH SOME GOOD ORE IN WORKINGS.
Comment (Workings): SERIES OF CROSSCUT ADITS 120-550 FT. LONG WITH DRIFTS UP TO 420 FT. ON VEIN. OTHER CAVED STOPES & DRIFTS. DWELLINGS AND 8-STAMP MILLS
Comment (Deposit): PATENTED. 60 ACRES. LOCATED IN 1873 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Production): ORE YIELDED $18-$20/TON IN FREE GOLD DOWN TO 500 FT. LEVEL (364 FT. DEEP) ORE IS FREE-MILLING. SELLS AT $18.50/OZ. NO SPECIFIC PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Development): ECON.COM: IRELAN (1888) STATES COST OF MILLING, PER TON, IS $1.50
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, AVG. 3.5 FT. THICK PORPHYRY HANGING WALL, SLATE FOOTWALL. LENGTH ALONG LODE, 3000 FT., LENGTH OF ORE SHOOT 110 FT., 2 FT. THICKNESS
Reference (Deposit): BROWN, G.C., 1914, THE COUNTIES OF SHASTA, SISKIYOU AND TRINITY, CALIF.: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 14, PT. 4, P. 842, PL. 4
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1925, SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 21, NO. 4, P. 458
Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD, J.J., 1896, THIRTEENTH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 13, P. 431
Reference (Deposit): IRELAN, J., 1888, REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST, V.8 P. 619
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