The Altamont is a mine located in Sonoma 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.
Lat, Long: 38.45417, -122.98861
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Altamont MRDS details
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: California Coast Ranges
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Workings): OPEN-CUT AND SHAFT
Comment (Commodity): SMALL DETACHED MASSES AND SPECIMENS OF CU
Reference (Deposit): ERIC, J.H., 1948 : COPPER IN CALIFORNIA BULL. 144 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 347
Reference (Deposit): LAIZURE, C. MCK., 1926 : SAN FRANCISCO FIELD DIV.; 22ND REPT. STATE MIN.; CALIF. MIN. BUR., P. 333
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