The King Solomon Mines Co is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,501 feet.
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Elevation: 3,501 Feet (1,067 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.18222, -123.17278
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King Solomon Mines Co MRDS details
Primary: King Solomon Mines Co
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Ore Highly Oxidized
Analytical Data: IT WAS CRUSHED & GROUND DOWN AND AMALGAMATED, THEN THE GOLD WEIGHED ON ASSAY BALANCE.
Analytical Data: SAMPLES ASSAYED BY ROUGH ESTIMATE FROM PANNING. ALSO BY CUTTING 250 LB. SAMPLE FROM 2.5 FT. THICKNESS OF VEIN MATTER
Comment (Workings): SURFACE PIT W/ CONSIDERABLE YIELD. AMOUNTED TO 2000 FT. OF TRENCHES, 9 FT. WIDE, AVG. 10 FT. DEEP PROSPECTING & SAMPLING WAS DONE ON WIDE SCALE BASIS IN 1931. EXTENSIVE BULL DOZING STRIPPED AWAY FIRST 20 FT. OF OVER BURDEN. EARLIER WORKINGS INCLUDE 130 FT. SHAFT; ADITS, LONGEST OVER 460 FT.; OVER 1000 FT. OF DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS, AND STOPES MILLSITE.
Comment (Deposit): SEAMS AND VUGS, ORE STAINED WITH RED, BROWN AND YELLOW IRON OXIDES, ALSO BLACK MANGANESE OXIDE. FOOTWALL QUARTZ PORPHYRY, HANGING WALL SCHIST. ORE SHOOT (S) 230 FT. LONG, 5 FT. THICK.
Comment (Geology): SCHIST INTRUDED BY DIORITIC DIKES IN SUCH A WAY THAT, AS ONE CROSSES LODE, FORMATION CHANGES EVERY FEW FEET. THESE DIKES ARE BARREN OF GOLD. OTHER DIKES IN IMMEDIATE VICINITY INCLUDE BASIC IGNEOUS ROCK, POSSIBLY GABBRO,INTRUDED BY FINE-GRAINED WHITE RHYOLITIC DIKES. ANDESITIC DIKES ALSO PRESENT, ONE WITH FELDSPAR PHENOCRYSTS 1/4 IN LONG.
Comment (Deposit): 800 ACRES. 5 OF CLAIMS ARE PATENTED. UNSURVEYED LAND. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): BROWN, G.C., 1914, THE COUNTIES OF SHASTA, SISKIYOU AND TRINITY, CALIF.: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 14, PT. 4, P. 836 PL. 4
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1935, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 31, NO. 3, P. 292-294
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1925, SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 21, NO. 4, P. 448
Reference (Production): AVERILL (1935)
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