Modoc Mine

The Modoc Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Inyo county, California at an elevation of 3,750 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: Modoc Mine  

State:  California

County:  Inyo

Elevation: 3,750 Feet (1,143 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 36.24417, -117.42472

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Modoc Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Modoc Mine
Secondary: Modock


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: California
County: Inyo
District: Modoc


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1890
Time Period: - 1890
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^30 - 50 % Pb, 50 - 200 Oz Ag, 0.25 Oz Au Per Ton.


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

Comment (Workings): TUNNELS AND SHAFTS; LOWER TUNNEL, DRIVEN SW 1800 FT. WITH 2000 FT. OF DRIFTS. TUNNEL NO. 1 CONNECTED TO TUNNEL NO. 2 BY RAISE 560 FT. TUNNEL NO. 2 IS DRIVEN SE FOR 500 FT., 1200 FT. OF CROSSCUTS AND DRIFTS. NO. 3 TUNNEL IS 600 FT. DRIVEN SOUTH MODOC ( NO. 3 ) SHAFT IS 600 FT. DEEP WITH AN INCLINED SHAFT OF 200 FT.

Comment (Location): UTM ACC. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :UNDETERMINED

Comment (Production): SINCE 1944 15,000 TONS OF DUMP MATERIALS HAS BEEN SHIPPED. ASSAYS RAN 2.37 % - 11.07 % PB, 4 - 10 % ZN, .45 - 12.83 OZ AG AND .03 - .12 OZ AU PER TON.

Comment (Deposit): ORE OCCURS IN FISSURES ADJACENT TO DIABASE DIKES AND SILLS.


References

Reference (Deposit): GOODWIN, J. C., 1957 , LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIFORNIA; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 53 , NO. 3 & 4 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 491

Reference (Deposit): TUCKER, W. B. AND SAMPSON, R. J., 1938 , MINERAL RESOURCES OF INYO COUNTY; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 34 , NO. 4 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 445 - 447 .

Reference (Production): GOODWIN, J. C., 1957 , P. 491 (SEE REF.)


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