The Lost Treasure is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California.
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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.
Name: Lost Treasure
Lat, Long: 39.50083, -120.87861
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Lost Treasure MRDS details
Primary: Lost Treasure
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): VEINS
Comment (Workings): 70 FT. ADIT ON LOST TREASURE VEIN; OPEN CUTS 12 FT. SHAFT ON COMET VEIN.
Comment (Geology): 2 VEINS; LOST TREASURE 400 FT. E OF COMET VEIN. LOST TREASURE IS A FISSURE VEIN FILLED W QTZ., PORPHYRY. BOTH WALLS PORPHYRY. 1 - 8 FT. THICK. THE COMET IS A FISSURE VEIN CARRYING W PORPHYRY WALLS, 2 FT. THICK, STRIKES E, DIPS 45 S.
Comment (Commodity): GOLD IN NEAR SURFACE OXIDISED ORE
Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1920 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES SIERRA CO.: CSMB 16TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, DEC. 1918 , P. 99 , 100 .
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., VOL. 38 , NO. 1 , P. 59 .
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1929 , SIERRA CO.: CDMM 25TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, APRIL, P. 179 .
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