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Lost Cabin

The Lost Cabin is a gold mine located in Alpine county, California at an elevation of 8,560 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: Lost Cabin  

State:  California

County:  Alpine

Elevation: 8,560 Feet (2,609 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 38.6822, -120.01390

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Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Lost Cabin

Lost Cabin MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lost Cabin
Secondary: Probably Old Woods Lake Mine


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


State: California
County: Alpine

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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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): CALIF ST MAG BUR 17 REPT 1921 P402CALIF JOUR MINES&GEOL V53

Reference (Deposit): P. 413; DOM BULL. 144, P. 213 LOCATED 500 E OF W CORNE

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