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Black Susan

The Black Susan is a mine located in Trinity county, California at an elevation of 4,101 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: Black Susan  

State:  California

County:  Trinity

Elevation: 4,101 Feet (1,250 Meters)


Lat, Long: 40.4314, -123.32310

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Black Susan MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Susan
Secondary: Arrowhead and Black Susan Claims


Tertiary: Manganese


State: California
County: Trinity

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.


Type: Unknown


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Owner Name: Sarah Hoelling(Black Susan Cl.)
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1974

Owner Name: Jules A Hoelling(Arrowhead Cl.)
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1974


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1940
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): CALIF BULL 125, P 194

Reference (Deposit): USGS CRIB LIST NOV 4, 1981.

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