The Washington is a gold mine located in Alpine county, California.
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Lat, Long: 38.65667, -119.71167
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Washington MRDS details
District: Silver Mountain
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Production): A SMALL AMOUNT OF AU ORE WAS PRODUCED IN 1860.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, 1 - 4 FT THICK, 18 IN AVERAGE.
Comment (Commodity): MINOR AMOUNTS OF AU & AG VALUES YIELDED
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL ADITS AND DRIFTS. ONE ADIT RUNS 300 FT IN COUNTRY ROCK AND 450 FT ALONG LINE OF VEIN
Comment (Geology): VEIN IN ALTERED VOLCANIC ROCK. MOUNTAIN, MAMMOTH AND SILVER CREEK MINES LIE NW OF WASHINGTON.
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W. B., 1977 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF ALPINE COUNTY, CALIF.: CDMG COUNTY REPT. NO. 8 , P. 46
Reference (Production): CLARK, 1977
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