Gardner's Point Mine

The Gardner's Point Mine is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 4,820 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.

Mine Info

Name: Gardner's Point Mine  

State:  California

County:  Sierra

Elevation: 4,820 Feet (1,469 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.6808, -120.93220

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Gardner's Point Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gardner's Point Mine
Secondary: Unidentified Working


Primary: Gold


State: California
County: Sierra

Land Status

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.


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Owner Name: Brush Creek Mining And Development Co.


Year: 1989
Description: Gold Production 335 Troy Ounces Gold
Year: 1989
Description: Silver Production 27 Troy Ounces Silver


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Open Pit
Milling Method: Jig
Year First Production: 1986
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Significant: Y


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada

Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Placer Au


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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES AND GEOLOGY SPECIAL PUBL. 103, 1990.

Reference (Deposit): ALSO LOCATED IN W 1/2 SEC. 13.

Reference (Deposit): RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY 1996/97.

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