The Great Northern Mine is a mercury mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,599 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: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.91667, -122.73111
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Great Northern Mine MRDS details
Primary: Great Northern Mine
Secondary: Empire Canyon
Secondary: Mercury Mine
Secondary: J.N.P. Mining Company
Secondary: Morgan Brothers Mine
District: Klamath River District
Owner Name: J. C. H. Humphrey
Years: 1939 -
Owner Name: Lowe, C. A.
Years: 1939 -
Time Period: To 1962
Material type: HG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^3-5 Lb/Ton
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1919
Discovery Year: 1905
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Silica-carbonate Hg
Form: FISSURE FILLING, VUG FILLINGS, AND DISSEMINATED IN VEINS
Description: Shear Zone
Comment (Development): ECON.COM: ORE RESERVES DEPLETED (HOLMES)
Comment (Geology): MINE IS NEAR CONTACT
Comment (Deposit): MAIN VEIN ATTITUDE: N37E, VERTICAL
Comment (Workings): ADITS WITH SEVERAL THOUSAND FEET OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS
Comment (Deposit): ORE IS DEPLETED ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, G.W., JR., 1965, MERCURY IN CALIFORNIA, IN MERCURY POTENTIAL OF THE UNITED STATES: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 8252, P. 171, 198.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H., U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, PERSONAL FILES
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1925, SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION, SISKIYOU COUNTY, IN 21ST REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU, P. 495-496.
Reference (Production): USBM DATA
Reference (Deposit): RANSOME, A.L., AND KELLOGG, J.L., 1939, QUICKSILVER RESOURCES OF CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 35, NO. 4, P. 459.
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