The Negro Hill Mine is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 1,348 feet.
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Name: Negro Hill Mine
Elevation: 1,348 Feet (411 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.24028, -123.28000
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Negro Hill Mine MRDS details
Primary: Negro Hill Mine
Secondary: Niggerhill Hydraulic Mine
District: Salmon River
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Stream Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1855
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 (Production): Pge Not Saved Until 1917
Comment (Workings): Hydraulic
Comment (Names): The original site name contained a derogatory word that has been changed according to Department of the Interior policy outlined at http://geonames.usgs.gov/docs/pro_pol_pro.pdf. See Chap. 3, Policy V. The revised form of the name now appears in the permanent record as the "Current" or preferred site name, and the prior, derogatory name is labeled "Previous".
Comment (Commodity): A Pt Nugget Weighing 1/2 Oz Reported
Comment (Location): Unsurveyed. In Klamath National Forest. Placer Extends 0.5 Mi Up Negro Creek From Henry Bell Gulch. Location Given Is For Tailings Shown On Topo Map Between Henry Bell Gulch And Negro Creek.
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1919, PLATINUM AND ALLIED METALS IN CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU BULLETIN 85, P. 79.
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W.B., 1970, GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 193, P. 141.
Reference (Deposit): SPENCER, C.H., JR., 1971, STATISTICAL CORRELATION OF PLATINUM METALS WITH HEAVY MINERALS IN STREAM SEDIMENTS OF THE KLAMATH MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, M.S. THESIS, P. 31.
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W.B., 1970, PLATINUM: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY MINERAL INFORMATION SERVICE, V. 23, NO. 6, P. 116.
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