The Preston Peak is a chromium, rhodium, palladium, platinum, and nickel mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 5,531 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: 5,531 Feet (1,686 Meters)
Commodity: Chromium, Rhodium, Palladium, Platinum, Nickel
Lat, Long: 41.82417, -123.62056
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Preston Peak MRDS details
Primary: Preston Peak
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Bear Mtn Pluton Shear Zone.
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Metasomatism Of The Mafic And Ultramafic Rocks During Tectonic Emplacement Of The Ophiolite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: RH= 0.005, 0.005, 0.005, 0.005. ALL NUMBERS ARE PPM, DATA FROM SNOKE
Analytical Data: PD= 0.011, 0.014, TRACE, TRACE-0.10
Analytical Data: COMPOSITIONS OF 2 JACKSTRAW TEXTURED TALC-OLIVINE ROCKS, TECTONITIC PERIDOTITE, BURRO MOUNTAIN HARZBURGITE PT= 0.009, 0.010, 0.006, TRACE-0.005
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. IN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST
Comment (Deposit): POSSIBLE ACOHE-TYPE DEPOSIT OR ALASKAN TYPE
Comment (Workings): NO WORKINGS
Comment (Geology): TECTONITIC ALPINE-TYPE ULTRAMAFICS
Reference (Deposit): SNOKE, A.W. AND CALK, L.C., 1978, JACKSTRAW-TEXTURED TALC-OLIVINE ROCKS, PRESTON PEAK AREA, KLAMATH MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA: GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, V. 89, NO. 2, P. 223-230
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