The Chaparral Hill is a manganese mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,799 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.
Elevation: 3,799 Feet (1,158 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.6025, -122.87972
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Chaparral Hill MRDS details
Primary: Chaparral Hill
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: 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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Silurian
Analytical Data: AVERAGE GRADE 20 TO 25 PERCENT MANGANESE
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: SLIGHTLY DISH SHAPED REMNANT OF MORE EXTENSIVE BED OF MANGANIFEROUS CHERT OVERLIES QUARTZ MICA SCHIST, WHICH IS UNDERLAIN, APPARENTLY BY A GNEISSIC QUARTZITE. CHERT AVERAGES 10 FT. IN THICKNESS, WITH 25 FT. MAXIMUM THICKNESS, AND CROPS OUT OVER AN AREA 40 FT. LONG BY 30 FT. WIDE. ORE IS VERY SILICEOUS OXIDE MATERIAL, DISSEMINATED IN RECRYSTALLIZED CHERT, AND ALSO OCCURS AS FILMS ALONG FRACTURES IN CHERT.
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 152 1950 PP. 272 - 273
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 125 1943 P. 183
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