The Monarch is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California.
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Lat, Long: 39.59167, -120.67444
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Monarch MRDS details
Secondary: Mountain Lily
Secondary: Miner's Dream
Secondary: No. 1 Snowflake
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): RICH ORE SHOOT 150 FT. ALONG FTWALL.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. SW 1/4 18 NW 1/4 19
Comment (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, ORE SHOOT
Comment (Workings): 100 FT. SHAFT, 225 FT. CROSSCUT
Comment (Geology): 6 FT. AVE. THICK LODE OF QTZ. STRINGERS, DIPS 60 - 65 E, IN DECOMPOSED AMPHIBOLITE AT CONTACT OF SERPENTINE, AMPHIBOLITE & SLATE. SERPENTINE FOOTWALL, HANGING WALL SLATE & OXIDIZED AMPHIBOLITE.
Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1920 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES SIERRA CO.: CSMB 16TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, DEC. 1918 , P. 103 , 104 .
Reference (Production): MACBOYLE, 1918
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. 52 .
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., VOL. 38 , NO. 1 , P. 60 .
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