The Last Chance is a gold mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 2,900 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: Last Chance
Elevation: 2,900 Feet (884 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.74444, -122.74250
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Last Chance MRDS details
Primary: Last Chance
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): NO SPECIFIC PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND, BUT CLAIMED PRODUCTION OF $20,000
Comment (Deposit): SMALL VEIN. ORE SHOOTS PITCH AT FLAT ANGLE TO EAST. VEINS SHOW SLIPPING ALONG BOTH WALLS AND THERE IS ALWAYS GOUGE PRESENT, LOCALLY UP TO 3 INCHES. PRESENCE OF GALENA AND SPHALERITE IN VEINS USUALLY INDICATED RICH ORE PRESENT.
Comment (Workings): 220 FT. ADIT, 250 FT. OF DRIFTS AND 1 STOPE. WORKED FOR POCKETS
Comment (Commodity): HIGH GRADE ORE WAS REPORTED
Comment (Location): UTM EST. UNSURVEYED FOR TOWNSHIP RANGE AND SECTION. LOCATION PROJECTED
Comment (Deposit): 60 ACRES. SEE BROWN BEAR MINE; PART OF ITS HOLDINGS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H.G., 1912, GOLD LODES OF WEAVERVILLE QUADRANGLE: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 540, P. 70-71
Reference (Production): BROWN (1913)
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