The Queen of Sheba is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,760 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: Queen of Sheba
Elevation: 3,760 Feet (1,146 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.33472, -122.86389
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Queen of Sheba MRDS details
Primary: Queen of Sheba
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation To Few Feet Of Depth.
Analytical Data: 1500 SAMPLES FROM TRENCHES WERE ASSAYED. EACH SAMPLE WEIGHED 80 LBS, WAS CRUSHED & RUN THROUGH AMALGAMATION MILLER. TAILING FROM EACH AMALGAMATION TEST ASSAYED BY REGULAR FIRE-ASSAY.
Comment (Location): UTM EST. NE 1/4
Comment (Deposit): ZONE OF SCHISTOSE SEDIMENTS 600 FT. WIDE.
Comment (Workings): HALF MILE OF TRENCHES, 20 FT. DEEP AND 12 FT. WIDE EXCAVATED BY BULLDOZING. THIS COVERED 50 ACRES, DESIGNED TO PROSPECT 600 FT. WIDE METAMORPHIC ZONE.
Comment (Geology): METAMORPHIC BELT BETWEEN SERPENTINE AND GRANODIORITE.
Comment (Deposit): 250 ACRES OF PATENTED LAND. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1935, REDDING FIELD DIVISION: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 31, P. 303-304
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