The Red Mountain Claim is a chromium mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 3,799 feet.
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Name: Red Mountain Claim
Elevation: 3,799 Feet (1,158 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.09361, -123.23056
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Red Mountain Claim MRDS details
Primary: Red Mountain Claim
District: Upper Mad River Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1939
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
Form: OTHER STRINGERS
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Geology): THE DEPOSIT OCCURS IN ONE OF SEVERAL DIKE LIKE PERIDOTITE BODIES THAT ARE NW TRENDING ACROSS CENTRAL TO SW TRINITY CO.
Comment (Location): CLAIM LOCATED ON BOUNDARY BETWEEN SECTS. 20 AND 21 ON THE E. SLOPE OF RED MOUNTAIN.
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1941, CDMG 37TH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST, P. 19
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