The Maple Mine is a gold mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 3,701 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: Maple Mine
Elevation: 3,701 Feet (1,128 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.8489, -123.01810
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Maple Mine MRDS details
Primary: Maple Mine
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1894
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Middle Cascade Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Production): NO SPECIFIC PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND, BUT SAID TO HAVE PRODUCED ABOUT $10,000
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. REF. INCORRECTLY LOCATES MINE
Comment (Deposit): VEIN WITH 100 FT. ORE SHOOT. 8-12 FT. THICK. LARGE % OF SULFIDES
Comment (Workings): 230 FT. ADIT AND 1 STOPE (30 FT. BY 3 FT. BY 40 FT.) WORKED AS POCKET MINE
Comment (Deposit): 20 ACRES, 5 CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): Used lat/long from duplicate record since that location is based on visits by USGS and USBM geologists as part of RARE II study.
Reference (Deposit): BROWN, G. CHESTER, 1913, THE COUNTIES OF SHASTA, SISKIYOU AND TRINITY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 14, PT. 4, P. 894-895
Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD, J.J., 1894, REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 12, P. 312
Reference (Production): BROWN (1913)
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