The Piolet Knob and Kearsarge is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,399 feet.
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Name: Piolet Knob and Kearsarge
Elevation: 3,399 Feet (1,036 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.80278, -122.58222
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Piolet Knob and Kearsarge MRDS details
Primary: Piolet Knob and Kearsarge
Secondary: Midwinter and Modoc
District: Fools Paradise
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
Comment (Location): UTM EST S 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4
Comment (Deposit): 2 VEINS, FEW IN.-3 FT. THICK. ORE IS PARTLY BASE & PARTLY FREE
Comment (Workings): MID WINTER VEIN WORKED THROUGH 4 SHORT ADITS & 2 SHALLOW SHAFTS. MODOC VEIN THROUGH 2 ADITS.
Comment (Deposit): 40 ACRES. 2 CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1925, SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 21, NO. 4, P. 456
Reference (Deposit): LAZIURE, C. MCK., 1920, SISKIYOU CO., CALIF: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 17, P. 535
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