The Oriflame is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California.
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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.
Lat, Long: 39.45, -120.83389
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Oriflame MRDS details
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Comment (Workings): 2 ADITS, LOWER ADIT 440 FT W 150 FT DRIFT. UPPER ADIT CAVED, SHALLOW SURFACE WORKINGS
Comment (Geology): 3 VEINS 1ST - SML VERT VEIN PROBABLY SAME AS OUTCROPS ON RIDGE 600 FT S., STRIKES N 10 W. 2ND - 290 FT FROM 1ST IN ADIT, STRIKES N 65 W, DIPS 50 NE. 3RD - STRIKES N 64 W THEN CHANGES TO N 15 W, 2 - 3 FT THICK, FADES TO SML STRINGERS. VEIN SHOWS BANDING OF QTZ & RIBBONS OF SLATY MATL. ADJACENT TO & ALONG RIBBONS ARE SML XTLS OF PYRITE & ARSENOPYRITE. PROJECTION SUGGESTS NE DIPPING VEINS ARE NOT N EXTENSIONS OF IRELAN VEINS. THO PROBABLY THE BELONG TO SAME SYSTEM. VERT VEIN SHOWS SIGNS OF POSTMINERAL SHEARING. E VEIN HAS WELL DEFINED HANGING WALL - IN PLACES SML VERT QTZ STRINGERS ENTER E VEIN FROM FOOTWALL SIDE. NO EVIDENCE OF MARKED REPLACEMENT.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. NE 1/4 LITURATURE GIVES SEC 03 , BUT ALLEGHANY QUAD SHOWS SEC 10
Comment (Deposit): VEINS
Comment (Production): LONG INACTIVE. NO PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., VOL. 38 , NO. 1 , P.
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H. G., & GANNETT, R. W., 1932 , GOLD QTZ. VEINS OF THE ALLEGHANY DISTRICT, CALIF.; USGS PROF. PAPER 172 , P. 126 , 127 , FIG. 41 .
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