The Occidental is a gold and silver mine located in Placer county, California at an elevation of 2,999 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: Occidental  

State:  California

County:  Placer

Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)

Commodity: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.08833, -120.82778

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Occidental MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Occidental


Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


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: 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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Analytical Data

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Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = CHICO 1:250000


Reference (Deposit): 272;DOM 15TH REPT ST MIN P 368

Reference (Deposit): DOM SR-67,1961,P 44,PLS 1,3;DOM GEOL MAP OF CA,CHICO;CJMG V 32,NO

Reference (Deposit): 1,1936,P 73,93;USGS FOLIO 66;USGS PP 73,P 148-149;DOM BULL 135,P

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