The Chemung Mine is a gold mine located in Mono county, California at an elevation of 8,140 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.
Elevation: 8,140 Feet (2,481 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 38.34, -119.15556
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Chemung Mine MRDS details
Primary: Chemung Mine
Secondary: Masonic Mines Association
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.
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): VEIN
Comment (Workings): 200 FT. SHAFT, DRIFTS ON 50 , 100 AND 200 FT. LEVELS, MILL ERECTED. SOME SURFACE PROSPECTING.
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. SW 1/4
Comment (Production): LARGE SHIPMENTS OF MEDIUM-GRADE ORE DEVEL. AND SEVERAL SHIPMENTS OF HIGH-GRADE ORE. SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS PER TON, HAVE BEEN MADE. NO PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): THE MASONIC MINES ASSOCIATION OWNED SEVERAL CLAIMS IN THE AREA, INCLUDING THE CHEMUNG MINE. TOPO. LOCATES MINE IN SEC. 20 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): CASTELLO, W. O., 1920 , MONO COUNTY: 17TH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST; CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU, P. 153 .
Reference (Deposit): BOALICH, E. S., 1922 , MONO COUNTY: 18TH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST; CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU, P. 415 - 416 .
Reference (Deposit): TUCKER, W. B. AND SAMPSON, R. J., 1940 , MINERAL RESOURCES OF MONO COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 36 , NO. 2 , P. 121 - 122 , PL. 1 .
Reference (Deposit): ERIC, J. C., 1948 , TABULATION OF COPPER DEPOSITS IN CALIFORNIA IN COPPER IN CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES BULLETIN 144 , P. 273 .
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