The Valpine Mine is a gold and tungsten mine located in Alpine county, California.
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Name: Valpine Mine
Commodity: Gold, Tungsten
Lat, Long: 38.71667, -119.88333
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Valpine Mine MRDS details
Primary: Valpine Mine
Secondary: Burnside Lake Calpine
Land ownership: National Forest
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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
Analytical Data: .66% - .74% WO3
Comment (Location): SE 1/2 OF 9, UTM ACC
Comment (Production): ORE SHIPPED IN 1953 REPORTED TO HAVE AVG. .9% WO3
Comment (Deposit): VEIN LIKE BODY IN ZONE 5-25 FT. WIDE EXPOSED INTERMITTENTLY FOR 1,100 FT. IN LENGTH
Comment (Workings): THREE OPEN PITS ALONG CONTACT ZONE, PITS ARE 20-30 FT. DEEP, 100 FT. LONG. SHORT ADIT EXTENDS SOUTHWARD UNDER NORTH PIT, BEST EXPOSURE IS AT SOUTH PIT
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: QUARTZITE HAS AN OUTCROP WIDTH OF 350 FT. BEDS MAKE ANGLE OF 20 DEG. WITH GRANITE CONTACT WHICH APPEARS TO DIP STEEPLY EAST BENEATH THE QUARTZITE.
Comment (Deposit): 2 SHOOTS: 0.68% FOR 160 FT., 0.74% FOR 200 FT
Reference (Production): CLARK, W.B., 1977
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W.B., 1977; MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF ALPINE COUNTY, CA.; COUNTY REPT. 8; CALIF. DIV. MINES AND GEOLOGY, P. 40.
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M.; TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF THE US, VOL. I; UNPUBLISHED DATA, P. 168-169.
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M. AND TWETO, O.L., 1962; TUNGSTEN IN THE; USGS MAP MR-25.
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