The Gold Mtn. Group is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 5,200 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: Gold Mtn. Group
Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.43639, -122.62222
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Gold Mtn. Group MRDS details
Primary: Gold Mtn. Group
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
Analytical Data: NORTH ADIT ASSAYED $1-$2/TON IN AU, TRACE OF NI MATERIAL FROM IRON OXIDE SEAMS ASSAYS $2-$7/TON IN GOLD
Comment (Workings): NUMEROUS CUTS AND TRENCHES, 4 ADITS. NORTH ONE RUN S47W FOR 235 FT. EAST ONE RUNS S15E FOR 215 FT. SW ADIT RUN N20W FOR 90 FT. THROUGH QT. DIORITE. S. ADIT, STARTED IN 1876, RUN NW FOR 500 FT. THROUGH NARROW QT. SEAMS
Comment (Geology): QUARTZ DIORITE CONTAINS SEAMS OF RED IRON OXIDE
Comment (Deposit): 29 CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Production): OBRIEN (1947) INDICATED THAT DETAILED MAPPING AND SAMPLING MIGHT DISCLOSE LOW-GRADE GOLD ORE TO BE MINED PROFITABLY NO PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND
Comment (Deposit): SEVERAL ZONES W/ NARROW SEAMS
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. 436 PL. 42
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V. 2, P. 139
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