The Ironsides is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 5,000 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: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.50389, -120.75972
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Ironsides 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
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. NE 1/4
Comment (Deposit): VEINS, ORE SHOOTS
Comment (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Workings): 3 ADITS, UPPER ADITS 80 FT. TO VEIN, 240 FT. DRIFT & STOPE 72 FT. TO SURFACE. OTHER DRIFTS OF 800 FT. FROM 2 LOWER SHORT ADITS. SURFACE CUTS.
Comment (Geology): PARALLEL VEINS, THICKNESS FROM SMALL STRINGERS TO 16 FT. THICK FISSURE VEIN FILLING CUTTING THE STRIKE OF COUNTRY RX. FT. & HANGING WALLS ARE EITHER SLATE OR PORPHYRY. AT LEAST 3 ORE SHOOTS FROM 32 TO 200 FT. WIDE & FROM 3 FT.-12 FT. WIDE.
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. 48.
Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1920 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES SIERRA CO.: CSMB 16TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, DEC. 1918 , P. 93 , 94.
Reference (Production): MACBOYLE, 1920
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., VOL. 38 , NO. 1 , P. 58.
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