The Madeira Claim is a chromium mine located in Sonoma county, California at an elevation of 1,401 feet.
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Name: Madeira Claim
Elevation: 1,401 Feet (427 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.59333, -123.01028
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Madeira Claim MRDS details
Primary: Madeira Claim
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: George Madeira, Healdsburg
Years: 1916 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1916
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: California Coast Ranges
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: ORE CONTAINED 34% CR2O3
Comment (Production): NO RECORD THAT ORE WAS SHIPPED
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSISTED OF SEVERAL OPEN CUTS AND TRENCHES.
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF SEVERAL SMALL LENSES ALONG THE SUMMIT OF A RIDGE. THE PROPERTY COMPRISES 40 ACRES.
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1918, CHROMIUM, IN BRADLEY, W.W., AND OTHERS, MANGANESE AND CHROMIUM IN CALIFORNIA: CALIF. STATE MINING BUREAU BULLETIN NO. 76, P. 201.
Reference (Deposit): DOW, D.H. AND THAYER, T.P., 1946, GEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF CHROMITE IN CALIF.: CALIF. DIVISION OF MINES BULLETIN 134 PART 2, CHAPT. 1, P 27, 36.
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