The Gold Bluff 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: 39.58167, -120.82083
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Gold Bluff MRDS details
Primary: Gold Bluff
Secondary: Gold Bluff No. 1
Secondary: Ext. Gold Bluff No. 2 Ext.
Secondary: Gold Bluff No. 5
Secondary: Gold Bluff 4 & 5
Secondary: Gold Bluff Placer
Secondary: New Year.
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
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Comment (Deposit): VEINS
Comment (Workings): 2 MAIN ADITS. NO. 3 INTERSECTS VEIN AT 1050 FT., W 600 FT. OF DRIFTS; NO. 4 , 210 FT. BELOW, INTERSECTS VEIN AT 1400 , W 600 FT. DRIFTS.
Comment (Geology): 3 VEINS, THE GOLD BLUFF AND 2 PARALLEL VEINS ALONG CONTACT OF SLATE FOOTWALL AND PORPHYRY DIKES HANGING WALL. GOLD BLUFF VEIN AVE. 3 FT. THICK, AT LEAST 1 MI. WIDE.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. SE 1/4 PAST ASSOCIATION W OXFORD GROUP RESULTED IN LITERATURE CONFUSION ABOUT SECTIONS.
Comment (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND
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): MACBOYLE, E., 1920 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES SIERRA CO.: CSMB 16TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, DEC. 1918 , P. 110 .
Reference (Production): MACBOYLE, 1920
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