The Amy Balch Mine is a gold mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 3,599 feet.
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Name: Amy Balch Mine
Elevation: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.72806, -122.72472
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Amy Balch Mine MRDS details
Primary: Amy Balch Mine
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: ASSAYS OF EAST DRIFT IN 2.5 FT.-THICK VEIN ON ZENT CLAIM, $4-$15/TON IN GOLD AVG. $7. ASSAYS OF MORE THAN $20 PER TON WERE DISREGARDED.
Comment (Deposit): 4 UNPATENTED CLAIMS. 60 ACRES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): UTM EST. UNSURVEYED FOR TOWNSHIP, RANGE AND SECTION LOC PROJECTED
Comment (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): VEINS; FEW INCHES TO 8 FT. THICK AVG. 2 FT. THICK.
Comment (Workings): NUMEROUS UNDERGROUND WORKINGS; ON ZENT CLAIM, A CROSSCUT DRIVEN SOUTH FOR 124 FT. TO TAP VEIN CONSISTING OF GOUGE AND CRUSHED QUARTZ. EAST DRIFT DRIVEN 95 FT., EXPOSING 2.5 FT. OF VEIN THICKNESS. RAISE DRIVEN INTO 15 FT. THICKNESS WEST DRIFT OF 95 FT., FIRST 25 FT. IN ORE, 25 FT. CROSSCUT DRIVEN NORTH FROM IT.
Comment (Geology): DIORITE-PORPHYRY INTRUDES SLATE. FINE-GRAINED, ANDESITIC-APPEARING ROCK WAS EXPOSED IN CROSSCUT.
Reference (Production): AVERILL (1941)
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1941, MINERAL RESOURCES OF TRINITY COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 37, NO. 1, P. 25-26
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1933, GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE REDDING AND WEAVERVILLE QUADRANGLES: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 29, P. 6-7
Reference (Deposit): BROWN, G. CHESTER, 1913, THE COUNTIES OF SHASTA, SISKIYOU AND TRINITY: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 14, PT. 4, P. 884
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