The Geranium Claims is a uranium mine located in Alpine county, California at an elevation of 7,841 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.
Elevation: 7,841 Feet (2,390 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.575, -119.91250
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Geranium Claims MRDS details
Primary: Geranium Claims
District: Ebbetts Pass Area
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Sedimentary
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
Form: ELONGATE PARALLEL TO CHANNEL
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: GRAB SAMPLE RANGE: 3.3 PPM TO 384 PPM
Comment (Deposit): 16 TO 18 TIMES BG IN ADIT; 2 TO 3 TIMES BG NEAR ADIT
Comment (Geology): MOST OF HILLSIDE NEAR ADIT COVERED BY MORAINE
Reference (Deposit): DURHAM, D. L.; FELMLEE, J. K., 1980 , NATIONAL URANIUM RESOURCE EVALUATION, WALKER LAKE QUAD., CALIF. AND NEV., UNPUBL. REPORT
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