The Buzzard Hill Mine, Inc. is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 1,001 feet.
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Name: Buzzard Hill Mine, Inc.
Elevation: 1,001 Feet (305 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.73111, -123.43417
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Buzzard Hill Mine, Inc. MRDS details
Primary: Buzzard Hill Mine, Inc.
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation To Outer Part Of No. 1 Adit, About 90 Ft. On Dip Of Vein
Analytical Data: SAMPLES TAKEN IN E. CROSSCUT FROM NO 1 ADIT IN HEAVY PYRITE SHOWED 1-2% CU. IF SAMPLING AND ASSAY VALUES REPRESENTATIVE, SHOULD PROVE TO BE PROFITABLE ORE. ASSAYS OF OXIDIZED ORE AT BUZZARD GROUP INDICATED IT TO BE LOW-GRADE IN GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER.
Comment (Workings): NO. 1 (LOWER) ADIT DRIVEN NE OVER 250 FT., NO. 2 ADIT, 52 FT. ON DIP ABOVE NO. 1 CUTS VEIN 50 FT. FROM PORTAL DIVEN THROUGH OXIDIZED ORE FOR 180 FT. 2 INTERMEDIATE LEVELS, 3 RAISES FROM NO. 2 TO NO. 1 ADITS. CLAIMS ONLY SLIGHTLY PROSPECTED BY WORK DONE. FROM BUZZARD WORKINGS TO OUTLOOK WORKINGS, 2600 FT. ALONG STRIKE, NO WORK DONE. VEIN WAS SLIGHTLY PROSPECTED AT THE OUTLOOK.
Comment (Geology): OXIDIZED ORE, ABOVE NO. 1 ADIT FORMS SOFT, POROUS, LIGHT & EASILY WORKABLE MASS, CARRYING FINELY DIVIDED FREE GOLD & QUARTZ.
Comment (Deposit): 240 ACRES. 12 UNPATENTED CLAIMS IN SEC. 4 AND 5. 7 CLAIMS IN SEC. 32 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Production): IN JULY OF 1941, ABOUT 30 TONS OF GOSSAN ORE WAS CYANIDED PER WEEK. 80% EXTRACTION FOR ORE CLAIMED, ASSAYING $17.15. NO OTHER PRODUCTION INFORMATION FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): GOSSAN IN SHEAR ZONE ABOVE MASSIVE PYRITE DEPOSIT, 2-12 FT. THICK LEVEL OF SULFIDE ORE RISES AS DISTANCE AND ELEVATION FROM CREEK INCREASES.
Comment (Location): UTM EST. S 1/2 SW 1/4 32 AND N 1/2 5
Reference (Deposit): OBRIEN, J.C., 1947, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 43, NO. 4, P. 430 PL. 42
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1935, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY,V. 31, NO. 3, P 276, 316, PL. 4
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1925, SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 21, NO. 4, P. 434-435
Reference (Production): OBRIEN (1947)
Reference (Reserve-Resource): LOGAN (1925)
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