The Mountain Belle 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.
Name: Mountain Belle
Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.78306, -122.79417
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Mountain Belle MRDS details
Primary: Mountain Belle
Secondary: Cartwright & Phillips
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
Analytical Data: ORE ON LOWER LEVEL IS HIGH-GRADE, CARRIES 4% SULFIDES WHICH ASSAYED $50/TON ASSAY OF WALL ROCK FROM LOWER LEVEL GAVE $6/TON IN FREE GOLD AND 4% SULFIDES, AVG. $50/TON.
Comment (Commodity): GOLD IS FINE, THERE BEING LITTLE OR NO SPECIMEN ROCK.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, AVG. 2 FT. THICK HANGING WALL (CALC. SLATE) 30 FT. THICK FOOTWALL IMPURE LIMESTONE. ORE SHOOT 140 FT. LONG. SECOND SHOOT 55 FT. LONG.
Comment (Workings): STOPE, 80 FT. LONG, 200 FT. DEEP, 80 FT. BELOW, CROSSCUT WITH 150 FT. OF DRIFTS. SEVERAL OLDER ADITS 75, 100 & 280 FT. LONG
Comment (Geology): COUNTRY ROCK SERPENTINE.
Comment (Location): UTM EST. S 1/2 NW 1/4 NE 1/4
Comment (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.
Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD, J.J., 1896, REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 13, P. 392
Reference (Deposit): DUNN, R.L., 1892, SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIF: REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST, V. 11, P. 455
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V. 2, P. 146
Reference (Production): DUNN (1892)
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