The Rough Crossing Claim is a chromium mine located in Sonoma county, California.
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Name: Rough Crossing Claim
Lat, Long: 38.61361, -123.08278
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Rough Crossing Claim MRDS details
Primary: Rough Crossing Claim
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Eakles Brothers
Years: 1918 -
Owner Name: Ash, K. K.
Home Office: Healdsburg, Ca.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: 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: The Cedars
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: DEPOSIT AS A WHOLE 6% OR LESS CR2O3.
Analytical Data: SHIPPING GRADE ORE 40% CR2O3
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF NARROW STRINGERS AND IS EXTENSIVE.
Comment (Production): LESS THAN 150 LONG TONS OF ORE PRODUCES. A SMALL DEPOSIT ABOUT A MILE TO THE SE YIELDED 12 TONS OF ORE. CONTAINING APPROXIMATLEY 40% CHROMITE, BUT NONE OF IT WAS SHIPPED.
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. 28, 36
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