The Rao 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: 39.47583, -120.83528
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Rao 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 (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Geology): AMPHIBOLITE SCHIST COUNTRY ROCK CUT BY SERPENTINE DIKE WHICH ON NE CONTACT IS ALTERED TO LIMONITIC GOSSAN, RESULTING FROM THE OXIDATION OF IRON-BEARING CARBONATE, FROM TERT GRAVELS ALMOST TO CREEK. IN UPPER PART, A 2ND LITTLE QTZ VEIN W N 85 W STRIKE, APP DIP 85 NE. 300 FT SE, A 3RD VEIN STRIKES NW. DIPS 60 SW.
Comment (Location): UTM EST. NE 1/4
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 46.
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL, VOL 38, NO 1, P 63.
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H. G., & GANNETT, R. W., 1932 , GOLD QTZ VEINS OF THE ALLEGHANY DISTRICT, CALIF.;: USGS PROF PAPER 172, P 117.
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