Little Ann and Mumsie A Chrome Mines

The Little Ann and Mumsie A Chrome Mines is a chromium mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 3,901 feet.

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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.

Mine Info

Name: Little Ann and Mumsie A Chrome Mines  

State:  California

County:  Trinity

Elevation: 3,901 Feet (1,189 Meters)

Commodity: Chromium

Lat, Long: 40.51056, -123.26500

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Little Ann and Mumsie A Chrome Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Little Ann and Mumsie A Chrome Mines


Commodity

Primary: Chromium


Location

State: California
County: Trinity
District: Indian Valley Area


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Mr. And Mrs. D. E. Frye, Hayfork, Ca.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENSE


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Serpentinite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chromite


Comments

Comment (Production): AN UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF ORE PRODUCED DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Comment (Development): APPROX. 20 TONS OF GOOD GRADE ORE HAVE BEEN MINED BUT ARE STILL ON THE GROUND (1941).

Comment (Geology): THE DEPOSIT OCCURS IN ONE OF SEVERAL DIKE LIKE PERIDOTITE BODIES THAT ARE NW TRENDING ACROSS CENTRAL TO SW TRINITY CO.

Comment (Location): THE TWO ADJOINING CLAIMS ARE LOCATED HEAR TULE CREEK.

Comment (Deposit): INDIVIDUAL LENSES CONTAIN FROM A TON TO TWO TONS EACH OF CHROMITE.


References

Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1941 CDMG, 37TH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST, V.37, P.18.

Reference (Deposit): WELLS, F.G. AND HAWKES, H.E., 1965, CDMG BULL 134, PART 1, CHAPT. 3, P. 169, 173, 181.


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