The Gold Bug Prospect 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.
Name: Gold Bug Prospect
Lat, Long: 39.48611, -120.86056
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Gold Bug Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Gold Bug Prospect
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 (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Workings): 3 SML ADITS, PARTLY CAVED
Comment (Geology): IRREGULAR VEIN-IN PLACES QTZ LACKING THOUGH WALLS ARE DISTINCT. AT N END OF UPPER ADIT, THE VEIN IS CUT OFF BY A VERT FAULT. VEIN ENTIRELY W/1 TUFFACEOUS FACES. PROBABLY SAME VEIN AS IN MUGWUMP MINE ADJOINING.
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL, VOL 38, NO 1, P 56.
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H. G., & GANNETT, R. W., 1932 , GOLD QTZ VEINS OF THE ALLEGHANY DISTRICT, CALIF.;: USGS PROF PAPER 172, 94.
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