The Amethyst 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: 39.48667, -120.84250
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Amethyst 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
Comment (Commodity): SEVERAL SML ORE SHOOTS OF HIGH GRADE ORE, AT JUNCTIONS OF MAIN VEIN W MINOR BRANCHES
Comment (Location): UTM EST. CLOSE TO OREGON CREEK
Comment (Production): IDLE, INACCESSIBLE
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, ORE SHOOTS
Comment (Geology): MAIN VEIN BETWEEN TWO BELTS OF SERPENTINE, MAYBE SAME AS ONE AT SOUTH FORK MINE. 300 FT W IS A SHEAR ZONE VEIN W SOME QTZ WHICH STRIKES N & DIPS 60 W.
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H. G., & GANNETT, R. W., 1932 , GOLD QTZ VEINS OF THE ALLEGHANY DISTRICT, CALIF.;: USGS PROF PAPER 172, P 94-5, 48
Reference (Production): FERGUSON & GANNETT, 1929
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