The Oxford Mine is a mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 6,821 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: Oxford Mine
Elevation: 6,821 Feet (2,079 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.5717, -120.82530
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Oxford Mine MRDS details
Primary: Oxford Mine
Secondary: Jefferson No.2 Claim
Secondary: Milton Claim
Secondary: Oxford Mine and Mill
District: Downieville Area
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.
Owner Name: C. L. Best- Last Operator
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1975
Years: 1942 - 1944
Owner Name: E. R. C. Zaring Last Operator 1941
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1976
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1918
Discovery Year: 1918
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): ABOUT 2250 LONG TONS OF ORE HAS BEEN PRODUCED-2000 TONS OF GRADE OF ORE 40.60 PERCENT CR2O3(ORE),11.76 PERCENT FE,0.22 5102,0.10 PERCENT P WITH CR/FE RATIO 2.36:1. CITED FROM REFE 700. INADEQUATE RESOURCES FOR COST ANALYSIS. CR2O3. OBSERVED DURING RECENT VISIT 1975. INADEQUATE RESOURCES FOR COST ANALYSIS. ANALYSIS BY CDMG IN 1976 GAVE FOLLOWING PERCENTAGES-MASSIVE 2 02.10,CR2O3 56.64,FEO 10.98,TOTAL FE 15.76,AL203 07.56,MGO CR/FE 3.16.
Reference (Deposit): P 5 SIERRA CO. PP 257-258 1953
Reference (Deposit): CAL JOUR OF MINES AND GEOL VOL 38NO 1,PP 16, 1942 AVRILL
Reference (Deposit): CDMG BULL 134 GEOL INVEST OF CHROMITE IN CAL;PT 3,SIERRA NEV
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