Mule Creek Occurrence

The Mule Creek Occurrence is a chromium mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 2,900 feet.

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: Mule Creek Occurrence  

State:  California

County:  Trinity

Elevation: 2,900 Feet (884 Meters)

Commodity: Chromium

Lat, Long: 40.88, -122.81083

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Mule Creek Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mule Creek Occurrence


Commodity

Primary: Chromium


Location

State: California
County: Trinity
District: Trinity Alps Area


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Whitt, W. C.
Years: 1945 -


Production

Year: 1942
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^44.40% Cr2o3


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: Klamath Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 44.4% CR2O3
Analytical Data: 10.88% FE. CR TO FE RATIO 2.81 TO 1


Materials

Ore: Chromite


Comments

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.


References

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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