The Klamath is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 4,701 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.
Elevation: 4,701 Feet (1,433 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.25278, -123.12167
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Klamath MRDS details
Secondary: Norcal Mining Co.
Secondary: Security 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
Form: BUNCHES, LENSES
Analytical Data: AVG. TAILING LOSS EST. AT $1/TON IN FREE GOLD AND $0.80/TON CONC.
Comment (Geology): DIP OF KLAMATH VEIN PARALLELS SCHISTOSITY.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. SW 1/4 9
Comment (Production): 1883 VALUES SUBSTANTIATED BY C.W. RAYMOND, WHO MADE NUMEROUS ASSAYS & MEASUREMENTS OF OLD STOPES IN 1906. LATER RECORDS ARE LESS EXACT AS THE KLAMATH & MT. LAUREL MINES WERE OPERATED JOINTLY BY SEVERAL COMPANIES & ORE WAS MILLED AT SAME MILL IN ROLLIN. REMAINS IN KLAMATH MINE SAID TO BE LOW-GRADE. VALUED AT $5-$12/TON IN GOLD; AVG. NEWR $12/TON. NO OTHER PRODUCTION INFORMATION FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): VEINS, MAIN FISSURE CONNECTS CENTRAL, MT. LAUREL. STRONGEST VEINS IN DISTRICT HAVE POST-MINERAL GOUGES. SAID TO BE 2-3 FT. OF OVERLAPPING STRATA OF QUARTZ SEPARATED BY HORSES IN SOME OF OLD KALMATH WORKINGS. VEIN & ORE FROM 2-24 FT. THICK.
Comment (Workings): SELECTIVE MINING HAS BEEN DONE, LEAVING BODIES OF LOW-GRADE QUARTZ. NUMBER OF ADITS, STOPES FROM 50-400 FT. ON STRIKE
Comment (Deposit): 400 ACRES. PART OF A GROUP OF CLAIMS WHICH INCL. THE IDA MAY, FRANCIS BELL LUCKY STRIKE AND/OR UNION AND CENTRAL. ALL ARE WERE PART OF THE SECURITY GROUP AT THE TIME OF THE LATEST REFERENCE. SEE NORKAL MINING CO. FOR MORE DATA. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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. 324, PL. 4
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1925, SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 21, NO. 4, P. 448-449
Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD, J.J., 1896, THIRTEENTH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 13, P. 410
Reference (Production): LOGAN (1925)
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. 446 PL. 42
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