The Blue Lead is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 2,799 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: Blue Lead
Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.45972, -122.83583
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Blue Lead MRDS details
Primary: Blue Lead
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): PATENTED. 40 ACRES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): UTM EST. SE 1/4 26 LOCATION WOULD APPEAR TO BE VERY QUESTIONABLE ON TOPO
Comment (Production): SAID TO HAVE PRODUCED $40,000 NO SPECIFIC PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND
Comment (Deposit): SHORT ORE SHOOT. RICH ON SURFACE. HARD BLUE QUARTZ
Comment (Workings): 580 FT. ADIT, OLD 80 FT. SHAFT & DRIFTS COMPRISE SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF WORKINGS. MILLSITE
Reference (Deposit): BROWN, G.C., 1914, THE COUNTIES OF SHASTA, SISKIYOU AND TRINITY, CALIF.: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 14, PT. 4, P. 828
Reference (Deposit): COOPER, A.S., 1900, REGISTER OF MINES AND MINERALS, COUNTY OF SISKIYOU, CALIF.: CALIF. STATE MINING BUREAU
Reference (Production): BROWN (1914)
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