The Yellowjacket is a mercury mine located in Sonoma county, California.
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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.
Lat, Long: 38.64417, -122.64028
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Yellowjacket MRDS details
District: West Mayacmas
Owner Name: G. P. Dyer
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1871
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silica Carbonate Alteration Of Serpentine
Name: Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Location): LOCATED AT CENTER OF SECTION
Comment (Reserve-Resource): NO RESERVES
Comment (Workings): NO WORK SINCE 1875
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, G. W., JR., 1965, MERCURY IN CALIFORNIA: IN USBM IC 8252
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): 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 (Production): BAILEY, 1946
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