The Orcutt Hydraulic Mine is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 1,499 feet.
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Name: Orcutt Hydraulic Mine
Elevation: 1,499 Feet (457 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.2225, -123.24861
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Orcutt Hydraulic Mine MRDS details
Primary: Orcutt Hydraulic Mine
District: Salmon River Area
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Stream Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1855
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: Placer Au-PGE
Form: STREAM SEDIMENT DEPOSITS
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED. IN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST. ON SOUTH FORK OF SALMON RIVER AT MOUTH OF METHODIST CREEK. TAILINGS EXTEND DOWNSTREAM FROM THERE
Comment (Production): SMALL ANNUAL RECOVERY OF PT
Comment (Geology): PREDOMINANTLY SERPENTINE BEDROCK
Comment (Commodity): A PLATINUM NUGGET WEIGHING 4 PENNYWEIGHTS FOUND HERE (LOGAN)
Comment (Workings): HYDRAULIC
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1919, PLATINUM AND ALLIED METALS IN CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU BULLETIN 85, P. 80.
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W.B., 1970, GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 193, P. 141.
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W.B., PLATINUM: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY MINERAL INFORMATION SERVICE, V. 23, NO. 6, P. 116.
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