The Kenton is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 3,720 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: 3,720 Feet (1,134 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.45472, -120.85806
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Kenton MRDS details
Secondary: Kenton Annex King Solomon
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Carbonate
Comment (Commodity): HIGH GRADE ORE ASSOCIATED COARSE ARSENOPYRITE. GOLD ASSOC W AREAS OF POST-FIRST-QUARTZ SHEARING
Comment (Geology): VEINS N ATTITUDE GIVEN ABOVE. TO THE S IT SWINGS NEARLY PARALLEL TO SERPENTINE CONTACT, OR N 30 W. DIP VARIES FROM 25 - 80 W. IN PLACES QTZ ABSENT OR BECOMES SML IRREGULAR STRINGERS ALONG REPEATEDLY SHEARED WALLS. LATER SHEARING HAS CRUSHED QTZ, OR BRECCIATED IT - THIS FOLLOWED BY QTZ CEMENT. ALSO A BRECCIA OF PARTLY SILICIFIED GABBRO. SHEARING VARIES IN INTENSITY - IN ONE PLACE, LITTLE GOUGE, & A FEW FEET AWAY. MUCH EVIDENCE OF REVERSE LEFT LATERAL MOVEMENT. POST MINERAL SHEARS ARE STEEPER, & CUT VEIN IRREGULARLY. VEIN ENTIRELY IN GABBRO.
Comment (Production): NO SIGNIFICANT PRODUCTION SINCE 1892 , THO REOPENED SINCE THEN SEVERAL TIMES. CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATED GIVE $90,000 TOTAL PRODUCTION
Comment (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Workings): 3 ADITS, 2 UPPER ADITS CAVED.
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., VOL. 38 , NO. 1 , P. 58 .
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H. G., & GANNETT, R. W., 1932 , GOLD QTZ VEINS OF THE ALLEGHANY DISTRICT, CALIF.; USGS PROF. PAPER 172 , P. 97 , 98 , FIG. 28 .
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1929 , SIERRA CO.: CDMM 25TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, APRIL, P. 179 .
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