The Red Hill Claim is a chromium mine located in Sonoma county, California at an elevation of 2,402 feet.
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Name: Red Hill Claim
Elevation: 2,402 Feet (732 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.79194, -122.85083
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Red Hill Claim MRDS details
Primary: Red Hill Claim
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Truitt, E. A.
Home Office: Healdsburg, Ca.
Years: 1942 -
Owner Name: Elder, G. W.
Home Office: St. Helena, Ca.,
Years: 1918 -
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: California Coast Ranges
Physiographic Detail: Mayacmas Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification Of Serpentine
Comment (Production): APPROXIMATELY 150-200 TONS PRODUCED
Comment (Deposit): HIGH GRADE LENSES DISTRIBUTED OVER AN AREA 100 FT. LONG BY 6 FT. WIDE IN THE LARGE CUT. HIGH GRADE ORE WAS SOFT AND FRIABLE, LOW GRADE ORE SANDY.
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSISTED (1942) OF A CUT 150 FT. LONG, 10 FT. WIDE AND 8 FT. DEEP; A PARTLY CAVED 15 FT. DRIFT AT ONE END OF THE CUT, AND 2 SMALL PITS.
Reference (Deposit): DOW, D.H. AND THAYER, T.P., 1946, GEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF CHROMITE IN CALIF.: CALIF. DIVISION OF MINES BULLETIN 134, PART 2, CHAPT. 1, P. 27, 28, 36
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