Geranium Claims

The Geranium Claims is a uranium mine located in Alpine county, California at an elevation of 7,841 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Geranium Claims  

State:  California

County:  Alpine

Elevation: 7,841 Feet (2,390 Meters)

Commodity: Uranium

Lat, Long: 38.575, -119.91250

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Geranium Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Geranium Claims


Commodity

Primary: Uranium


Location

State: California
County: Alpine
District: Ebbetts Pass Area


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Sedimentary
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: ELONGATE PARALLEL TO CHANNEL


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: GRAB SAMPLE RANGE: 3.3 PPM TO 384 PPM


Materials

Not available


Comments

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


References

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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