The Sixteen To One Mine is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 4,121 feet.
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Name: Sixteen To One Mine
Elevation: 4,121 Feet (1,256 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.4658, -120.84280
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Sixteen To One Mine MRDS details
Primary: Sixteen To One Mine
Secondary: Lucky Change Mine
Secondary: Original Sixteen To One Mine
Secondary: 16 To 1 Mine
Secondary: Kanaka Creek
Land ownership: National Forest
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Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: Kanaha Creek Joint Venture
Company ID: 401299
Owner Name: Original Sixteen To One Mine Inc
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1996
Description: Gold Production 6505 T Oz/Yr Gold
Description: Most Recent Available Data 8163 Troy Oz. Au
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Beneficiation (Mill)
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Combined Methods
Milling Method: Gravity
Year First Production: 1896
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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 (Production): AU PRODUCTION REPORTED TO BOM AS FROM AN OPER. CALLED "KANAKA CREEK". 1988 PRODUCTION ONLY 11,000 OZ.AU. 1989 PRODUCTION ONLY 6,000 OZ.AU. 1988 AU RESERVE= 600,000 CONT.OZ. (SUPPOSEDLY). ORE CAPACITY EST. TO BE 70-75,000 MTPY.
Comment (Economic Factors): THIS OPERATION USES METAL DETECTORS TO FIND GOLD IN ORE AND WALL ROCK.
Comment (Deposit): SMALL PRODUCER.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): NO RESOURCES REPORTED.
Reference (Production): 1995 PRODUCTION, 1995 ORIGINAL SIXTEEN TO ONE MINE, INC.
Reference (Production): ANNUAL REPORT, P1.
Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 172,PP98-101;
Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES AND GEOLOGY SPECIAL PUBL. 103, 1990.
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