Gleeson Diggings

The Gleeson Diggings is a gold mine located in Placer county, California at an elevation of 2,680 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: Gleeson Diggings  

State:  California

County:  Placer

Elevation: 2,680 Feet (817 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.074, -120.85300

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Gleeson Diggings MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gleeson Diggings


Primary: Gold


State: California
County: Placer

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Placer
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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Analytical Data

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Comment (Location): Used PLS and GIS to determine lat/long.


Reference (Deposit): USGS FOLIO 66

Reference (Deposit): U.S.Geological Survey Professional Paper 73, P. 148-9.

Reference (Deposit): California Division of Mines Geologic Map of Chico, CA.

Reference (Deposit): California Division of Mines SR-67, P. 43, PLS 1,3.

Reference (Deposit): 15TH REPT State Mineralogist,California Journal of Mines and Geology, P. 359.

Reference (Deposit): California Journal of Mines and Geology V. 32, No. 1, 1936, P. 61,90.

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