The Mcdonald is a mine located in Sonoma county, California at an elevation of 2,119 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: 2,119 Feet (646 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.72667, -122.75139
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Mcdonald MRDS details
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: California Coast Ranges
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: SEVERAL LENSES OF MASSIVE CHERT AT DIFFERENT HORIZONS IN THIN-BEDDED CHERTS. LENSES ARE WHITE TO RED COLORED, MOSTLY SILICA, 3 TO 4 FT. THICK, AND UP TO 15 FT. LONG. CHERT CONTAINS SMALL MANGANESE CARBONATE SPHERULES, AND LOCALLY ARE PATCHES AND STREAKS OF SILICEOUS CARBONATE ORE. HIGH GRADE OXIDE ORE OCCURS ALONG FRACTURES.
Comment (Location): LOCATED IN SW 1/4 SECTION 9 ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :UNDETERMINED
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 152 1950 P. 284
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 125 1943 P. 187
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