The West Yuba Rare Ii Area is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 5,499 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.
Name: West Yuba Rare Ii Area
Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.6922, -120.79940
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West Yuba Rare Ii Area MRDS details
Primary: West Yuba Rare Ii Area
Secondary: Gibraltar Mine
Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Type: Located Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1911
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): GOLD-BEARING TERTIARY GRAVEL CHANEL DEPOSIT ALL WORKINGS CAVED IN 1982.
Reference (Deposit): COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA: U.S BUREAU OF MINES SUMMARY REPORT
Reference (Deposit): NO. MLA 71-83.
Reference (Deposit): CALIF JOUR MINES & GLG V38,#1 JAN 1942,PP 26-27,55;
Reference (Deposit): OTHER LOCATIONS SEC 5,6,7,18,T21NR11E
Reference (Deposit): CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU, P. 39.
Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1942, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA
Reference (Deposit): COUNTY COUNTY, IN THIRTY-EIGHT REPORT OF THE STATE
Reference (Deposit): MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU, P. 26 AND 27.
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1921 MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA
Reference (Deposit): COUNTY, IN SEVENTEENTH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST:
Reference (Deposit): CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU, P. 476.
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W.B., 1920, GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIFORNA: CALIFORNIA
Reference (Deposit): DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 193, P. 109.
Reference (Deposit): TAYLOR, G.F., 1903, SIERRA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: RESISTER OF
Reference (Deposit): MINES AND MINERALS, CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU, P. 7.
Reference (Deposit): SINNOTT, J.J., 1972, DOWNIEVLLE GOLD TWON ON THE YUBA:
Reference (Deposit): CALIFORNIA TRAVELERS, INC., VOLCANO, CALIFORNIA, P. 164.
Reference (Deposit): WHITE, W.W., III, SCOTT, D.F., BARNES, D.J., AND NEUMANN,
Reference (Deposit): T.R., 1983, MINERAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EAST AND WEST YUBA
Reference (Deposit): RARE II AREAS (NOS, 5264 AND 5172), SIERRA AND PLUMAS
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