The American Flag is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 4,160 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.
Name: American Flag
Elevation: 4,160 Feet (1,268 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.4775, -120.99610
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American Flag MRDS details
Primary: American Flag
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): SOME QUESTION EXISTS AS TO MINES LOCATION-HAVE LOCATED ACCOR
Reference (Deposit): MINERAL RECORD CARD; SEE GEOLOGIC MAP FOR CALIF CHICO SHEET-
Reference (Deposit): SEEMS TO THINK SHOULD BE SW
Reference (Deposit): CALIF JOUR OF MINES & GLG V 38,#1 JAN 1942 P 50;
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