The Bessler is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 3,501 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 3,501 Feet (1,067 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.57139, -120.82361
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Bessler 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
Form: PINCH & SWELL
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Comment (Geology): VEIN ON CONTACT BETWEEN SERPENTINE & BLACK SLATE, AVERAGE THICKNESS 10 INCHES.
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION MANY YEARS AGO. THEN IDLE UNTIL 1916 .
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, POCKETS
Comment (Workings): ADITS W 150 FT. OF BACKS. WINZE AT 40 DEGREE.
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., VOL. 38 , NO. 1 , P. 51 .
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1929 , SIERRA CO.: CDMM 25TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, APRIL, P. 174 .
Reference (Production): AVERILL, 1942
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