The Golden King 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: Golden King
Lat, Long: 39.47111, -120.82389
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Golden King MRDS details
Primary: Golden King
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 (Commodity): ORE OF MILL GRADE. GOOD VALUE ORE AT LEVEL 4.
Comment (Production): GRADES OF ORE HAVE RANGED FROM $10/TON TO $125/TON.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Workings): SHAFT W 5 LEVELS, SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF DRIFTS, WINZES, STOPES.
Comment (Geology): PRESENCE OF GOSSAN IN DUMP SUGGESTS SERPENTINE UNDER GROUND LEDGE AT 2ND LEVEL WAS 10 FT THICK, BETWEEN LEVELS 2 & 3 16 FT THICK, LEVEL 4 ONLY A FEW INCHES THICK. 20 FT BELOW LEVEL 4 THE ORE GAVE OUT. BUT 50 FT BELOW, A 12 INCH LEDGE OF SULFIDES WAS FOUND. QTZ CAME IN SUCCESSIVE LAYERS TO 110 FT WHERE QTZ WAS 4 1/2 FT THICK, SANDY, W A FLOOD OF WATER & VERY UNSTABLE & BROKEN GROUND. BROKEN GROUND CAUSED BY PROXIMITY OF TIGHT SQUEEZE VEIN.
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): LOGAN, C. A., 1929 , SIERRA CO.: CDMM 25TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, APRIL, P 177.
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H. G., & GANNETT, R. W., 1932 , GOLD QTZ VEINS OF THE ALLEGHANY DISTRICT, CALIF.;: USGS PROF PAPER 172, P 123.
Reference (Production): FERGUSON, AND GANNETT, 1932
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