The Macchaus Mine is a chromium mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 3,921 feet.
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Name: Macchaus Mine
Elevation: 3,921 Feet (1,195 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.45444, -120.87083
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Macchaus Mine MRDS details
Primary: Macchaus Mine
Secondary: 3 Claims
District: Forest Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Same As Owners
Owner Name: H. Macchaus, G. E. Redmayne, C. D. Mcgonigal, S. Finan Of Alleghany, Ca.
Years: 1918 -
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^46% Cr2o3
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1918
Year Last Production: 1918
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: ORE 46% CR2O3
Comment (Location): MINE LOCATED NORTH OF KANAKA CREEK.
Comment (Deposit): ORE OCCURRED AS SMALL LENTICULAR MASSES WEIGHING 14-20 TONS EACH.
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSISTED OF 12 SMALL OPEN CUTS.
Reference (Production): CDMG BULL 134, PT. 3, CHAPT. 5, P. 260
Reference (Deposit): RYNEARSON, G. A., 1953, CDMG BULL 134, PT. 3, CHAPT. 5, P. 259, 260, 316
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