The Sherman is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California.
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Lat, Long: 39.4625, -120.84667
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Sherman 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 (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Comment (Geology): SINUOUS VEIN, STRIKES N TO N 36 W, AVE 3 FT THICK, OF WHITE QTZ., SLIGHTLY IRON-STAINED, & SOMETIMES W SML INCLUSIONS OF SCHIST & RARELY SML PATCHES OF PYRITE ASSOC W MINUTE ARSENOPYRITE XTLS. PYRITIC GOUGE STREAKS PARALLEL WALLS. VEIN WELL DEFINED FOR 700 FT, & CROSSES NEARLY HORIZONTAL QTZ STRINGER WHICH PINCHES OUT AFTER 450 FT. BEYOND PINCHOUT ARE SML DISCONTINUOUS STRINGERS OF QTZ UP TO 50 FT FROM FACE, WHERE 1 FT THICK VEIN ENTERS. ADJOINS NEVADA MINE GROUP.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN
Comment (Workings): 1000 FT ADIT
Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1920 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES SIERRA CO.: CSMB 16TH REPORT STATE MINERALOGIST, DEC 1918 , P. 117 , 118 .
Reference (Production): MACBOYLE, 1920
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C. V., 1942 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA CO.: CDM CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL, VOL 38 , NO 1 , P. 64 .
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