The United Trinity is a gold mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 5,801 feet.
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Name: United Trinity
Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.07389, -122.62500
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United Trinity MRDS details
Primary: United Trinity
Secondary: Trinity Bonanza King
District: Trinity Center
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1886
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: ASSAYS FROM SAMPLES IN DRIFT 250 FT. ABOVE NO. 2 LEVEL RAN AS HIGH AS $500/TON.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN(S) WITH RICH POCKET SHOOTS. ORE SHOOT AND POCKET OF HIGH GRADE THOUGHT TO RAKE NW IN NO. 2 LEVEL. ORE IN UPPER LEVELS SAID TO HAVE BEEN UNDER AND BEYOUND SERPENTINE DIKE. PAY SHOOTS APPEARED TO FOLLOW SERPENTINE CONTACT FOR ABOUT 400 FT. TO EITHER SIDE OF INTERSECTION WITH SCHIST. BEST VALUES FOUND IN TALCOSE QUARTZ ALONG CONTACT. GOUGE ALONG WALLS 6 IN. - 1 FT. THICK.
Comment (Workings): AT LEAST 7 LEVELS OF WORKINGS ON STEEP HILLSIDE WITH CAMPSITE BELOW. LOWEST LEVEL OR NO. 7 IS CROSSCUT 1373 FT. TO VEIN WITH DRIFTS 890 FT. NW AND 400 FT. SE. CONSIDERABLE PROSPECTING DONE BEYOND SERPENTINE DIKE, WITH NO RESULTS. SE DRIFT DRIVEN TO CONNECT WITH BONANZA QUEEN WORKINGS. RAISE CONNECTS NO. 7 LEVEL WITH NO. 3. MOST OF VEIN STOPED FOR LENGTH OF 400 FT. AND HEIGHT OF 40 FT. ABOVE NO. 4 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL. NO. 3 CROSSCUT 513 FT. TO VEIN, DRIFTED 175 FT. SE, THEN 600 FT. NW. STOPED FOR 350 FT. ABOVE NO. 3 TO HEIGHT OF 25-35 FT. SIMILARLY FOR NO. 2. BIG BONANZA SHOOT ON NO. 2. OTHER RAISES ON NO. 3 AND 4 LEVELS.
Comment (Geology): COUNTRY ROCKS, GABBRO AND ANDESITE, ARE ALTERED AND SHEARED, CUT BY BASIC DIKES. SERPENTINE AND TALC SCHIST PROMINANT ON NO. 7 LEVEL. SERPENTINE DIKE, 50 FT. THICK, CUTS ACROSS WORKINGS NEAR FACE.
Comment (Deposit): INCLUDED BONANZA KING AND BONANZA QUEEN GROUPS OF 116 QUARTZ CLAIMS AND 28 MILLSITE CLAIMS, AND BUGLE HILL PLACER. 2800 ACRES. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Production): 2 RICH POCKETS YIELDED $85,000 AND $240,000 RESPECTIVELY. NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1926, TRINITY COUNTY: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 22, P. 25-26
Reference (Deposit): MCKLAZIURE, C., 1921, TRINITY COUNTY: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 17, P. 539-540
Reference (Production): LOGAN (1926)
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