The Carissa Mine is a gold mine located in Fremont county, Wyoming.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 42.47417, -108.79306
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Carissa Mine MRDS details
Primary: Carissa Mine
Secondary: Pioneer Carissa Gold Mine
Secondary: Pioneer Carissa Gold Mines, Inc.
Secondary: Pioneer Carisso Gold Mine
District: Sweetwater District: Atlantic City-South Pass District
Owner Name: Pioneer Carissa Gold Mines, Inc
Info Year: 1966
Owner Name: State of Wyoming
Info Year: 2010
Years: 2003 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Plant Type: Beneficiation (Mill)
Operation Type: Underground
Milling Method: Flotation
Year First Production: 1850
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Small Amounts Of Realgar, Or Piment, And Scorodite
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: AVERAGED 0.32 OZ/TON: RANGED FROM A TRACE TO 2.64 OZ/TON.
Comment (Deposit): VEINS DIPPING 85-90 DEGREES, ARE VARIABLE AND USUALLY BRANCHING. AVERAGE THICKNESS IS 6.33 FT
Comment (Workings): 5 LEVELS, 2300 FT OF DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS
Comment (Geology): MINE LOCATED IN A SHEAR ZONE IN A QUARTZ-BIOTITE-HORNBLENDE SCHIST.
Comment (Production): PRODUCED GOLD INTERMITTENTLY SINCE THE MIDDLE 1800S.
Comment (General): Wilson and Heran (USGS), 10-aug-2010, were given a complete tour of the property by John Lane and (Brian ?) of South Pass City Historic Site, owned by the state of Wyoming. For more information see http://southpasscity.com/CarissaProject.aspx.
Reference (Production): Osterwald and others, 1966, WGS Bull. 50, P. 87.
Pages: p. 87.
Reference (Deposit): Osterwald and others, 1966, WGS Bull. 50, P. 7, 87.
Pages: p. 7, 87.
Reference (Deposit): Hausel, 1980, GSW RI 23, P. 4, 6-9.
Pages: p. 4, 6-9.
Reference (Production): Hausel, 1980, GSW RI 23, P. 6-7.
Pages: p. 6-7.
Reference (Deposit): South Pass City Historic Site, Carissa Mine Project, accessed 27-aug-2010 http://southpasscity.com/CarissaProject.aspx
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