The Modoc Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Inyo county, California at an elevation of 3,750 feet.
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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
Primary: Modoc Mine
Time Period: - 1890
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^30 - 50 % Pb, 50 - 200 Oz Ag, 0.25 Oz Au Per Ton.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
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.
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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