Carissa Mine

The Carissa Mine is a gold mine located in Fremont county, Wyoming.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Carissa Mine  

State:  Wyoming

County:  Fremont

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 42.47417, -108.79306

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Carissa Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Carissa Mine
Secondary: Pioneer Carissa Gold Mine
Secondary: Pioneer Carissa Gold Mines, Inc.
Secondary: Pioneer Carisso Gold Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Arsenic
Secondary: Nickel


Location

State: Wyoming
County: Fremont
District: Sweetwater District: Atlantic City-South Pass District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Pioneer Carissa Gold Mines, Inc
Info Year: 1966

Owner Name: State of Wyoming
Percent: 100.0
Info Year: 2010
Years: 2003 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Plant Type: Beneficiation (Mill)
Operation Type: Underground
Milling Method: Flotation
Year First Production: 1850
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Small Amounts Of Realgar, Or Piment, And Scorodite


Rocks

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVERAGED 0.32 OZ/TON: RANGED FROM A TRACE TO 2.64 OZ/TON.


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Orpiment
Gangue: Realgar


Comments

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.


References

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
URL: http://southpasscity.com/CarissaProject.aspx


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