Altamont Copper Group

The Altamont Copper Group is a mercury and copper mine located in Sonoma county, California.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Altamont Copper Group  

State:  California

County:  Sonoma

Elevation:

Commodity: Mercury, Copper

Lat, Long: 38.45139, -122.98972

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Altamont Copper Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Altamont Copper Group


Commodity

Primary: Mercury
Primary: Copper


Location

State: California
County: Sonoma
District: Guerneville


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Florence M. Button


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: California Coast Ranges


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

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Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED TO CENTER OF SECTION


References

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 (Deposit): HOLMES, G. W., JR., 1965, MERCURY IN CALIFORNIA: IN USBM IC 8252

Reference (Deposit): BRADLEY, W.W., 1918, QUICKSILVER RESOURCES OF CALIFORNIA: CJMG BULL. 78, 389 P.


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