The Snowflake and Little Gem is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,999 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.
Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.26, -123.11056
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Snowflake and Little Gem MRDS details
Primary: Snowflake and Little Gem
Secondary: Bear Den
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
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
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, AVG. 2.5 FT. THICK PROVEN ON SURFACE FOR 1000 FT.
Comment (Location): UTM EST. NE 1/4 9
Comment (Production): SNOW FLAKE CLAIM HAS PRODUCED $8000 OR MORE, LAST FEW TONS HAVING YIELDED $23/TON. NO SPECIFIC PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND
Comment (Deposit): ADJOINS BEAR MINE. LITTLE GEM IS A FRACTIONAL CLAIM 400 FT. LONG ON WHICH LITTLE WORK HAS BEEN DONE. 40 ACRES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1925, SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 21, NO. 4, P. 457
Reference (Deposit): MCK. LAZIURE, C., 1920, SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIF.: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 17 P. 535
Reference (Production): LOGAN (1925)
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