The Mule Creek Occurrence is a chromium mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 2,900 feet.
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Name: Mule Creek Occurrence
Elevation: 2,900 Feet (884 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.88, -122.81083
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Mule Creek Occurrence MRDS details
Primary: Mule Creek Occurrence
District: Trinity Alps Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Whitt, W. C.
Years: 1945 -
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^44.40% Cr2o3
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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
Analytical Data: 44.4% CR2O3
Analytical Data: 10.88% FE. CR TO FE RATIO 2.81 TO 1
Comment (Commodity): ANALYSIS OF ORE SHIPPED IN 1942.
Comment (Geology): THE DEPOSIT OCCURS IN A LARGE PERIDOTITE BODY THAT COVERS APPROX. 300 SQ. MILES OF NE TRINITY CO.
Reference (Production): CDMG BULL 134, PT. 1, CHAPT. 3, P. 179
Reference (Deposit): WELLS, F.G. AND HAWKES, H.E., 1965, CDMG BULL 134, PART 1, CHAPT. 3, P. 173, 178, 179
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