Scales Placer Mng Co

The Scales Placer Mng Co is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 4,360 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: Scales Placer Mng Co  

State:  California

County:  Sierra

Elevation: 4,360 Feet (1,329 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.59806, -120.99000

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Scales Placer Mng Co MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Scales Placer Mng Co


Primary: Gold


State: California
County: Sierra

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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
Deposit Type: Placer
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): CALIF JOUR OF MINES & GLG V 38 #1 JAN 1942 PP43,64;

Reference (Deposit): INCLUDES 11 PATENTED CLAIMS 961 ACRES

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