The Primrose is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California.
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Lat, Long: 39.60472, -120.69639
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Primrose 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. SE 1/4 11 SW 1/4 12, NW 1/4 13
Comment (Production): PRIMROSE VEIN IDLE SINCE 1888. DE LONG VEIN WORKED RECENTLY.
Comment (Deposit): VEINS
Comment (Workings): PRIMROSE SHAFT 180 FT. DEEP. 2 ADITS 1000 FT. & 20 FT. DE LONG SHAFT 105 FT. PARTLY FLOODED, & 20-25 FT. DRIFTS.
Comment (Geology): 2 VEINS UP TO 15 FT. THICK. PRIMROSE VEIN STRIKES N, DIPS 80 W & IS 15 FT OR MORE IN PLACES; FOOTWALL IS QUARTZITE & SERP, HANGING WALL SLATE: ASSOC. W A SIDE VEIN. DE LONG VEIN STRIKES N26W, DIPS E UP TO 14 FT. THICK, STRIKES PARALLEL TO SLATE SCHISTOSITY & HAS FOR SURFACE HANGING WALL A DIKE OF CHOCOLATE-COLORED LAVA CONTAINING BRECCIATED QTZ.
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. 51.
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1929 , SIERRA CO.: CDMM 25TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, APRIL, P. 168 , 169.
Reference (Production): MCCULLOCH ETAL, 1964.
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