The Rattlesnake is a mercury mine located in Sonoma county, California at an elevation of 2,999 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: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.76472, -122.79028
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Rattlesnake MRDS details
District: West Mayacmas
Owner Name: Frank R. Kiessig
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1874
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: California Coast Ranges
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Location): LOCATED AT CENTER OF SECTION
Comment (Workings): PROPERTY IDLE SINCE 1918
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, G. W., JR., 1965, MERCURY IN CALIFORNIA: IN USBM IC 8252
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., 1946, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS OF THE WESTERN MAYACMAS DISTRICT, SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIF. JOUR. OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 42, P. 199 - 230
Reference (Deposit): BRADLEY, W.W., 1918, QUICKSILVER RESOURCES OF CALIFORNIA: CJMG BULL. 78, 389 P.
Reference (Deposit): 5) HONKE, M.T., JR, AND VER PLANCK, W.E., JR., 1950, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF.: CJMG, V. 46, P. 98-105
Reference (Deposit): 6) RANSOME, A.L. AND KELLOGG, J.L., 1939, QUICKSILVER RESOURCES OF CALIFORNIA: CJMG, V. 35, P. 353-486
Reference (Production): USBM DATA
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