The Collier is a zinc mine located in Calaveras county, California at an elevation of 942 feet.

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: Collier  

State:  California

County:  Calaveras

Elevation: 942 Feet (287 Meters)

Commodity: Zinc

Lat, Long: 37.9211, -120.71560

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Satelite image of the Collier

Collier MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Collier
Secondary: Blood


Primary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold


State: California
County: Calaveras

Land Status

Land ownership: Unknown
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: California Trough

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): CALIF V 32,NO 3,P 301 & 313;V 53, NOS 3 & 4,P 427;B 50,P 244

Reference (Deposit): P 124-5 & 219;B 145,PL 2;EC MIN MAPS NOS 6 & 7;COUNTY REPT N

Reference (Deposit): 24,131 & PL D

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