Planet, Steep Hollow, Mule Springs

The Planet, Steep Hollow, Mule Springs is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 3,819 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: Planet, Steep Hollow, Mule Springs  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 3,819 Feet (1,164 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.25056, -120.80417

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Planet, Steep Hollow, Mule Springs MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Planet, Steep Hollow, Mule Springs


Primary: Gold


State: California
County: Nevada

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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada

Mineral Deposit Model

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Reference (Deposit): SMR 37, NO 3, JULY 1941, PP. 434, 465, PL. 3

Reference (Deposit): IN T16N R10E SECS 13, 14, 23, 24 AND T16N R11E SECS 7 AND 18

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