The Finan is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California.
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Lat, Long: 39.48667, -120.88833
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Finan MRDS details
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 (Location): UTM EST. W 1/2 29 ?, E 1/2 30? TWO ADITS ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF SMALL TRIBUTARY TO BRUSH CREEK.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Workings): 2 SMALL ADITS.
Comment (Geology): VEIN ALONG SAME ZONE OF SLATE SERPENTINE CONTACT AS KATE HARDY AND BRUSH CREEK MINES. IN PLACES SERPENTINE CUTS SLATE SHARPLY, IN PLACES THERE IS A CRUSHED ZONE; SO IT IS THOUGHT THAT THE SLATE YIELDED UNEVENLY TO PRESSURES EXERTED DURING SERPENTINIZATION. QTZ. IN DISCONTINUOUS STRINGERS, SOMETIMES FOLLOWING SLATY CLEAVAGE, SOMETIMES CUTTING ACROSS IT AND INTRODUCED AFTER SLATE CRUSHING, SINCE STRINGERS ARE UNBROKEN.
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H. G., & GANNETT, R. W., 1932 , GOLD QTZ. VEINS OF THE ALLEGHANY DISTRICT, CALIF.: USGS PROF PAPER 172 , P. 89 , FIG. 23
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