The Middle Fork Mines is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,100 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.
Name: Middle Fork Mines
Elevation: 3,100 Feet (945 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.76667, -122.73667
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Middle Fork Mines MRDS details
Primary: Middle Fork Mines
Secondary: Gold Crown
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: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Comment (Deposit): 2 CLAIMS, HALL AND CROUCH. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): UTM EST. N 1/2
Comment (Deposit): STRINGERS & NARROW VEINS; CRUSHED, BROKEN, STAINED YELLOW, BROWN AND BLACK W/ MN. VEIN(S) 12-36 IN. THICK.
Comment (Workings): NUMEROUS SHALLOW PITS AND SHORT ADITS. 120 FT. CAVED ADIT ON CROUCH CLAIM, 80 FT. VERTICAL RAISE TO SURFACE. SMALL MILLSITE
Reference (Deposit): OBRIEN, J.C., 1947, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 43, NO. 4, P. 444 PL. 42
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V. 2, P. 147
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