The Smith and Merriam is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,360 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.
Name: Smith and Merriam
Elevation: 3,360 Feet (1,024 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.27833, -123.06639
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Smith and Merriam MRDS details
Primary: Smith and Merriam
Secondary: Lanky Bob?
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
Comment (Production): 100 TONS OF ORE HAVE BEEN MINED NO SPECIFIC PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND
Comment (Workings): 250 FT. ADIT
Comment (Location): EST. N 1/2 LOCATION TAKEN FROM TOPO MAP
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, 4 FT. THICK
Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD, J.J., 1896, REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 13, P. 427
Reference (Production): CRAWFORD (1896)
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