The Negro Boy is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,199 feet.
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Name: Negro Boy
Elevation: 3,199 Feet (975 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.86194, -122.60972
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Negro Boy MRDS details
Primary: Negro Boy
Secondary: Nigger Boy
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
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: SOME QUARTZ STRINGERS NEAR SURFACE ASSAYED $3-$5/TON IN GOLD
Comment (Deposit): Flat Vein, 2.5-5 Ft. Thick. One Ore Shoot 180 Ft. Long
Comment (Production): No Other Production Record Found
Comment (Workings): Old Adit Levels, Totaling 3700 Ft. Millsite. Surface Cuts
Comment (Deposit): 60 Acres. Located In 1898 ; Info.Src : 1 Pub Lit
Comment (Names): The original site name contained a derogatory word that has been changed according to Department of the Interior policy outlined at http://geonames.usgs.gov/docs/pro_pol_pro.pdf. See Chap. 3, Policy V. The revised form of the name now appears in the permanent record as the "Current" or preferred site name, and the prior, derogatory name is labeled "Previous".
Comment (General): Doug Causey - Combined data from DEP_ID 10238797 and deleted that record.
Reference (Deposit): BROWN, G.C., 1914, THE COUNTIES OF SHASTA, SISKIYOU AND TRINITY, CALIF.; CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 14, PT. 4, P. 837-838
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. 301 PL. 4
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V2, P. 150
Reference (Production): AVERILL (1935)
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