The Kinselbach 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: 39.47167, -120.79889
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Kinselbach 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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Carbonate
Comment (Geology): LODE FOLLOWS MELONES FAULT THAT BRINGS SLATE AGAINST SCHIST. FAULT IS MARKED BY HEAVY GOUGE AT CONTACT; PARALLEL FAULT PLANES ARE A FEW FEET E, W/1 AMPHIBOLITE SCHIST. FAULT STRIKES N 18 - 26 W, DIPS 74 E TO VERT. NO MINERALIZATION AT FAULT CONTACT, BUT SML QTZ SEAMS OCCUR IN CRUSHED SCHIST PARALLEL TO THE FAULT. THE LODE HAS BEEN TRACED UP THE RIDGE TO THE LAVA CONTACT QTZ GASH-FRACTURE FILLINGS IN BOTH FOOTWALL & HANGING WALL
Comment (Commodity): HIGHGRADE ORE IN SMALL POCKETS
Comment (Location): UTM EST. SE 1/4 SE 1/4 26, E 1/2 NE 1/4 35, E 1/2 SW 1/4 36.
Comment (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, POCKETS
Comment (Workings): OPEN CUTS & 2 ADITS
Reference (Deposit): MCCULLOCH, W. C., OESTERLING, W. A., SPURCK, W. H., & TISCHLER, M. S., 1964 , MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, N CALIF: SO PACIFIC COMPANY, VOL 2, P 45
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 125
Reference (Production): MCCULLOCH ETAL, 1964
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