The Gray Eagle is a copper mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 2,402 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 2,402 Feet (732 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.86333, -123.37111
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Gray Eagle MRDS details
Primary: Gray Eagle
District: Happy Camp
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.
Time Period: 1943 - 1945
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^3 % Cu
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: L
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: 6 % CU
Comment (Geology): HOST ROCK IS PROBABLY A TUFF EQUIVALENT TO ROGUE FM. (SIL-JUR). ; GEOL.DESC: DEPOSIT IS IN AN ORE ZONE WHICH VARIES IN WIDTH, AND CARRIES ORE ALONG FRACTURE PLANES NORMAL TO THE COUNTY ROCK.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC.; TOPO. SHOWS THE MINE IN SEC. 14, NOT 4
Comment (Production): NO VALUES: OVER 1,000,000 TONS CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN BLOCKED OUT BY 1919 . REOPENED IN 1941 BY GRAY EAGEL COPPER.
Comment (Deposit): GOSSAN OVERLIES ORE BODY
Comment (Workings): 32 CLAIMS; MAIN ADIT NO. 7 OVER 10,000 FT. OF WORKINGS AT THIS LEVEL.
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1935 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SISKIYOU COUNTY; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 31 , NO. 3 , P. 272 - 273.
Reference (Deposit): GOODWIN, J. G., 1957 , LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIFORNIA; CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 53 , NO. 354 , P. 703.
Reference (Deposit): O'BRIEN, J. C., 1947 , MINES AND MINERALS OF SISKIYOU COUNTY: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY VOL. 43 , NO. 4 , P. 425.
Reference (Production): O'BRIEN, J. C., 1947 , P. 425
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