Lost Camp Hydraulic Mine

The Lost Camp Hydraulic Mine is a gold mine located in Placer county, California at an elevation of 4,259 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: Lost Camp Hydraulic Mine  

State:  California

County:  Placer

Elevation: 4,259 Feet (1,298 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.23917, -120.71333

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Lost Camp Hydraulic Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lost Camp Hydraulic Mine


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: 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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Reference (Deposit): CJMG V 32 NO 1 1936 P 68 92 USGS FOLIO 66 17TH AN REPT ST MIN P

Reference (Deposit): 451 PP 73 P 146 23RD REPT ST MIN P 89 15TH REPT P 364

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