The Empire Group is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,100 feet.
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Name: Empire Group
Elevation: 3,100 Feet (945 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.36778, -122.87278
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Empire Group MRDS details
Primary: Empire Group
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: 50 FT. OF STAINED DIKE ASSAYED $3.20 IN AU (GOLD AT $20). SAMPLE FROM SURFACE CUT INTO 5 FT.-THICK SILICIFIED DIKE MATERIAL ASSAYED $7/TON IN GOLD. SEPARATE SAMPLE, 8-10 IN. THICK GAVE $15.60 IN GOLD.
Comment (Production): ORE TREATED IN MILL IN SEC. 27. VALUE SAID TO BE FROM $6-$42 (GOLD AT $20), FREE MILLING, W/SOME STRINGERS GIVING $65. 60 TONS OF ORE MILLED AVG. $10/TON IN AU. 5 QUARTZ STRINGERS IN DIKE ON LENA CLAIM AVG. $25/TON IN GOLD. NO OTHER PRODUCTION INFORMATION FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): FISSURE VEIN ON EACH CLAIM. MAY DAY IS 4-18 IN. THICK. ARSENICAL ORE FOUND ON REED CLAIM. ON LENA CLAIM, IN SEC. 27, ANDESITIC DIKE W/QUARTZ STRINGERS & CHALCOPYRITE. FRACTURES IN DIKE STAINED WITH COPPER CARBONATES. FOR 50 FT. THICKNESS CONTAINS STRINGERS 3-4 IN. THICK.
Comment (Deposit): 60 ACRES. CLAIMS INCLUDE EMPIRE, MAY DAY READ AND LENA. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Workings): 300 FT. ADIT GAVE BACK OF 50 FT. ON MAY DAY VEIN. SMALL 15 FT. STOPES AND MILL. ON EMPIRE CLAIM, SIMILAR VEIN DEVELOPED WITH SAME AMOUNT OF WORKINGS. SMALL AMOUNT OF WORK ON REED CLAIM. ADIT TO DIKE ON LENA CLAIM. SURFACE CUTS.
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. 280-1, PL
Reference (Production): AVERILL (1935)
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