The Mountain Laurel is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,999 feet.
About the MRDS Data:
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: Mountain Laurel
Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.25972, -123.10417
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Mountain Laurel MRDS details
Primary: Mountain Laurel
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: ASSAYED $10/TON IN AU. 1.5% SULFIDES VALUED FROM $80-$120/TON
Comment (Production): PRINCIPAL PRODUCTION IN LATER YEARS BY YREKA MINING AND MILLING CO. UP TO 1906, AND BY CALIFORNIA CONSOLIDATED 1906-1910. 270 FT. FROM PORTAL OF MJ ADIT, 60 TONS OF ORE YIELDED $7000. ABOUT 2300 TONS WERE STOPED FROM SAME LEVEL. ON 100 FT. LEVEL, 8800 TONS OF ORE RECOV., AVG. $18-40/TON. BECAUSE OF LENGTH OF TIME SINCE MINE DISCOVERED, VARIOUS COMPANIES INVOLVED, LOSS OF RECORDS AND OPERATION OF MILL IN CONJUNCTION WITH NEARBY KLAMATH MINE, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE ITS OUTPUT. PROBABLY OVER $600000 FROM ORE AVG. $8.50 OR BETTER PER TON. NO OTHER INFORMATION FOUND.
Comment (Development): ECON.COM: MINING & MILLING COST WAS $3.25/TON
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, 4 IN.-18 FT. THICK, HIGHLY BRECCIATED AND FRIABLE QTZ.
Comment (Workings): 6 ADIT LEVELS W/NUMEROUS WORKINGS. FOR DETAILS, SEE LOGAN (1925)
Comment (Geology): BLACK, SLATY GRAPHITIC SCHISTS HOST ORE
Comment (Deposit): IDLE SINCE 1922. PATENTED ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): IRELAND, W., JR., 1888, REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 8, P. 619-620
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1925, SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 21, NO. 4, P. 451
Reference (Production): LOGAN (1925)
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