The Short Bend and River Bend Placers is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 1,099 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.
Name: Short Bend and River Bend Placers
Elevation: 1,099 Feet (335 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.77639, -123.32944
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Short Bend and River Bend Placers MRDS details
Primary: Short Bend and River Bend Placers
District: Klamath River Area
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.
Owner Name: Forest Moore, C. G. Lewis
Years: 1935 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Stream Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Form: STREAM SEDIMENT DEPOSITS
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Location): IN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST. LOCATION GIVEN IS ON BAR ON WEST BANK OF RIVER BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 113 AND 114 SHOWN ON TOPO MAP
Comment (Commodity): UNABLE TO FIND SOURCE OF PGE DATA (1989); NO MENTION OF PGE IN REFERENCES CITED
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W.B., 1970, GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 193, P. 139.
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1935, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SISKIYOU COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 31, NO. 3, P. 308, 327.
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