The Docile is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 4,501 feet.
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Elevation: 4,501 Feet (1,372 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.47111, -120.82389
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Docile 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: Carbonatized Serpentine
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Comment (Workings): 2 ADITS, DRIFTS & RAISES TOTALLING MORE THAN 700 FT.
Comment (Geology): ATTITUDE OF PRINCIPAL VEIN IN UPPER ADIT SHOWN ABOVE. AT SURFACE, VEIN STRIKES WNW & DIPS 60 N. SERPENTINE IS SLIGHTLY CARBONATIZED AT CONTACT. LG MASS OF SERPENTINE JUST E OF WORKINGS. SMALL MASS OF SERPENTINE APPARENTLY CROSSES THE MAIN VEIN. VEIN MAY INTERSECT ADJOINING BELMONT VEIN. OUTCROPS OF QTZ. UNKNOWN AMT AND DIRECTION OF DISPLACEMENT ALONG VEIN. DIP IS STEEPEST AT ENDS OF DRIFT WHERE QTZ PINCHES INTO STRINGERS. NEARLY PARALLEL BUT STEEPER VEIN, MAX THICKNESS A FEW IN., CUT BY VERT FAULT W NE STRIKE. SERPENTINE CONTACT NEAR PORTAL DIPS VERT, BUT BELOW ADIT MUST BE STEEP TO EAST.
Comment (Location): UTM EST. ON N BANK OF KANAKA CREEK.
Comment (Production): SOME REPORTS GIVE $200,000 TOTAL PRODUCTION. IDLE SINCE 1894.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Deposit): 2 PATENTED CLAIMS, DOCILE & LOOSNER. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1929 , SIERRA CO.: CDMM 25TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, APRIL, P 176.
Reference (Production): FERGUSON & GANNETT, 1929
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 54.
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H. G., & GANNETT, R. W., 1932 , GOLD QTZ VEINS OF THE ALLEGHANY DISTRICT, CALIF.;: USGS PROF PAPER 172, P 123, 124.
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