The Cleaver is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 4,800 feet.
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Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.25528, -123.08361
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Cleaver MRDS details
Secondary: Brown Bear
Secondary: Golden and Eveleth
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: GOLD IS 0.869 FINE
Comment (Production): EVELETH AND BROWN BEAR CLAIMS CREDITED WITH EST. PRODUCTION OF $40,000. CRYSTAL CLAIM WITH EST. $35,000 FROM BIG BUNCH OF QUARTZ, FROM WHICH SULFIDES ASSAYED WELL. PAID $8.10/TON IN FREE GOLD FROM MILLING. LAST PRODUCTION FROM MINE IN 1909. NO OTHER PRODUCTION INFORMATION FOUND.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. ON UNSURVEYED LAND
Comment (Deposit): 140 ACRES. 7 UNPATENTED LOCATIONS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Workings): 4-STAMP MILL OPERATED AT ONE TIME, LOWEST ADIT, ON BROWN BEAR CLAIM, WAS OPEN 200 FT., 300 FT. BELOW SUMMIT. CROSSCUT AT 200 FT. POINT CROSSES MAXIUM THICKNESS OF VEIN. CROSSCUTS, STOPES AND NUMEROUS DRIFTS.
Comment (Deposit): VEINS, IN PLACES QTZ. ENCLOSES BRECCIATED PIECES OF WALLROCK AND IS SUGARY IN TEXTURE. HANGING WALL BRECCIA, FOOTWALL IS DECOMPOSED PORPHYRY. ELSEWHERE, FOOTWALL IS BLACK SLATE, HANGING WALL PORPHYRY. ONE ORE SHOOT 70 FT. LONG, FT. THICK (AVG. $15/TON AU).
Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD, J.J., 1894, REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 12, P. 279
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. 316, PL. 4
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1925, SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 21, NO. 4, P. 436-437
Reference (Production): LOGAN (1925)
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