The Piolet Knob is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,999 feet.
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Name: Piolet Knob
Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.90139, -122.61306
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Piolet Knob MRDS details
Primary: Piolet Knob
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
Comment (Deposit): LARGE, LOW-GRADE DEPOSITS OF QTZ. STRINGERS. 3 PRINCIPAL VEINS.
Comment (Workings): CONSIDERABLE PROSPECTING DONE IN 1920 200 FT. SHAFT, 500 FT. ADIT, OTHER SHORT ADITS
Comment (Deposit): 310 ACRES. 15 LOCATIONS. LOCATED IN 1882. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. SE 1/4 23, SW 1/4 24, NE 1/4 26
Comment (Production): ORE IS FREE-MILLING & RUNS ABOUT $20/TON. LAST ORE MILLED GAVE $18/TON FROM 16 TONS. NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND
Comment (Development): ECON.COM: VARIOUS MILL TESTS OVER WIDTH OF 400 FT. REPORTED TO SHOW $4/TON IN GOLD, BUT ROCK IS PROBABLY LOWER GRADE.
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V. 2, P. 155
Reference (Deposit): BROWN, G.C., 1914, THE COUNTIES OF SHASTA, SISKIYOU AND TRINITY, CALIF.: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 14, PT. 4, P. 839
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1925, SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 21, NO. 4, P. 455-456
Reference (Production): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY (1964) BROWN (1914)
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