The Koon Ranch is a gold mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 479 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: Koon Ranch
Elevation: 479 Feet (146 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.88, -123.60500
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Koon Ranch MRDS details
Primary: Koon Ranch
Secondary: South Fork Trinity River
District: Trinity River (South Fork) Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: J. A. Koon
Years: 1917 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Stream Placer
Operation Type: Placer
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Form: STREAM SEDIMENT DEPOSITS
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Commodity): AU AND PGE FINE AND FLAKY. SNETSINGER GIVES LOCALITY OF PT NUGGET AS STREAM GRAVELS FROM SOUTH FORK OF TRINITY RIVER. IRIDOSMINE IDENTIFIED BY ELECTRON MICROPROBE
Comment (Location): IN SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST. ON SOUTH FORK TRINITY RIVER. LOCATION GIVEN IS FOR 1 MILE MARKER SHOWN ON TOPO MAP
Comment (Production): PLATINUM GRADE DOES NOT SEEM REASONABLE (J PETERSON, 02/92)
Comment (Workings): HYDRAULIC
Comment (Geology): SLATE BEDROCK
Comment (Location): Used PLS and GIS to determine lat/long. Property is about 2 miles above mouth of South Fork of Trinity River. The river is the border between two counties, and this is in the river and bank.
Reference (Deposit): SNETSINGER, K.G., 1971, A PLATINUM-METAL NUGGET FROM TRINITY COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: AMERICAN MINERALOGIST, V. 56, NO. 5-6, P. 1101-1105.
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1919, PLATINUM AND ALLIED METALS IN CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU BULLETIN 85, P. 88.
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W.B., 1970, GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 193, P. 143-144.
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