Doriss Mine

The Doriss Mine is a chromium mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 4,239 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: Doriss Mine  

State:  California

County:  Sierra

Elevation: 4,239 Feet (1,292 Meters)

Commodity: Chromium

Lat, Long: 39.48333, -120.87083

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Doriss Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Doriss Mine
Secondary: Chrome F
Secondary: N


Commodity

Primary: Chromium


Location

State: California
County: Sierra
District: Forest Area


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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: R. Dorriss, M. H. Davis, H. M. Bradbury, A. M. Dobbie, Forest, Ca.

Owner Name: Leichester And Morgan
Home Office: Nevada City, Ca


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1918
Year Last Production: 1918
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENSE


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Serpentinite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE CONTAINED 45 % CR203


Materials

Ore: Chromite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF SEVERAL SMALL LENSES OF ORE.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF THREE SHALLOW SHAFTS AND A SMALL OPEN CUT.

Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION PROBABLY DID NOT EXCEED 75 LT, 1918


References

Reference (Deposit): RYNEARSON, G.A., 1953, CDMG BULL 134, PT. 3, CHAPT.5P. 259

Reference (Production): CDMG BULL 134, PT. 3, CHAPT. 5, P.259


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