The Sovereign 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: 39.5825, -120.69028
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Sovereign 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 (Commodity): 3 PERCENT PYRITE & GALENA ON NEVADA VEIN. FREE GOLD AVE $1.50/TON.
Comment (Workings): 700 FT. ADIT ON NEVADA VEIN, W 250 FT. OF DRIFTS, AND 60 FT. RAISE. 115 FT. SHAFT ON ELANORE VEIN. 175 FT. ADIT ON YUBA VEIN.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. SW 1/4.
Comment (Production): TAILINGS AVE $5/TON. OLD MINE. NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Geology): SEVERAL VEINS. NEVADA VEIN CUTS ACROSS STRIKE OF SLATES, AVE 3 FT. THICK, 11 FT. MAX. STRIKES N, DIPS 60 W & OUTCROPS 4500 FT. ON SURFACE. YUBA VEIN STRIKES N20W, 12 FT. THICK, W LITTLE SULFIDES, BUT FREE GOLD. ELANOR VEIN, 3 FT. THICK, STRIKES N10E, DIPS 60W.
Comment (Deposit): GROUP OF 10 MINES. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., VOL. 38 , NO. 1 , P. 65.
Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1920 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES SIERRA CO.: CSMB 16TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, DEC. 1918 , P. 125.
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