The Sierra Homestake is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 5,919 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.
Name: Sierra Homestake
Elevation: 5,919 Feet (1,804 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.62556, -120.57417
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Sierra Homestake MRDS details
Primary: Sierra Homestake
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Carbonate
Comment (Geology): SEVERAL VEINS, ONE OUTCROPPING 50 FT. THICK ON SURFACE W. A LITTLE MALACHITE AMONG WHITE QTZ. FLOAT. AN ADIT 75 FT. BELOW SHOWS A VEIN 24 IN THICK. 30 FT. LOWER AN ADIT SHOWS CONSIDERABLE CU SULFIDES & CARBONATE. LOWER VEIN UP TO 2 FT. THICK STRIKES S, DIPS 45 E. LOWEST ADIT SHOWS QTZ. UP TO 3 FT. THICK, W. A FISSURE BRANCHING INTO THE HANGING WALL WHERE A SML. BUNCH OF CU ORE WAS MINED. N OF ROAD A VEIN 2 FT. THICK IN A BASIC DIKE OF UNKNOWN WIDTH, STRIKING N IN OUTCROP FOR 525 FT. IN THE CENTER. A 3 FT. VEIN DIPS N, CONTAINS CU SULFIDES, MOLY, AU, AG.
Comment (Commodity): $4/TON AU TO SOUTH; $2/TON AU TO N
Comment (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, POCKET
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): LOGAN, C. A., 1929 , SIERRA CO.: CDMM 25TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, APRIL, P. 170 , 171 .
Reference (Production): LOGAN, 1929
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