The I X L is a gold mine located in Alpine county, California.
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Name: I X L
Lat, Long: 38.62306, -119.76972
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I X L MRDS details
Primary: I X L
Secondary: Ophir Lode
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Commodity): ALTHOUGH REPORTED ASSAYS WERE HIGH, COMPLEX ORES WERE DIFFICULT TO TREAT. IN 1863 ORE THAT WAS SAID TO ASSAY $250/TON, YIELDED $125/TON BY MILLING.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. IN IXL OR SCANDINAVIAN CANYON
Comment (Production): SHORTLY AFTER IT WAS FIRST WORKED IN 1861 , AN ORE BODY YIELDED $50000 - 60000 WORTH OF GOLD AND SILVER.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Workings): 2000 FT ADIT W 400 FT WINZE. 2ND UPPER 500 FT ADIT. 400 FT SHAFT.
Comment (Geology): VEIN OF SILICIFIED BRECCIA A FEW FT THICK W ORE BODIES
Comment (Deposit): CONSISTS OF 5 CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): IRELAN, W., JR., 1888 , ALPINE CO: CALIF STATE MINING BUR, 8TH ANNUAL REPT STATE MINERALOGIST, P 38 , 39 .
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W. B., 1977 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES ON ALPINE COUNTY, CALIF: CDMG COUNTY REPT NO 8 P 29 , 30 , 45 .
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1923 , ALPINE CO: CALIF STATE MINING BUR, 18TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, AUG, P. 361 - 362 .
Reference (Production): CLARK, 1977 ; LOGAN, 1923
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