Sonoma Mine (Mount Jackson, Great Eastern, and Roaring Lion)

The Sonoma Mine (Mount Jackson, Great Eastern, and Roaring Lion) is a mercury mine located in Sonoma county, California at an elevation of 479 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: Sonoma Mine (Mount Jackson, Great Eastern, and Roaring Lion)  

State:  California

County:  Sonoma

Elevation: 479 Feet (146 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 38.5438, -122.97917

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Sonoma Mine (Mount Jackson, Great Eastern, and Roaring Lion) MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sonoma Mine (Mount Jackson, Great Eastern, and Roaring Lion)
Secondary: Sonoma Mine
Secondary: Mount Jackson/Great Eastern
Secondary: Mt. Jackson
Secondary: Mount Jackson
Secondary: Great Eastern
Secondary: Roaring Lion Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: California
County: Sonoma
District: Guerneville


Land Status

Land ownership: Unknown
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.


Holdings

Type: Private Lease


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Sonoma Quicksilver Mines
Home Office: 58 Sutter St., San Franciso, CA
Info Year: 1950

Owner Name: Piombo Corp.
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1982


Production

Year: 1973
Description: Production Of Mercury In 76 Pound Flasks 365
Year: 1970
Description: 2021
Year: 1969
Description: 2009
Year: 1968
Description: 2116
Year: 1967
Description: 2422
Year: 1966
Description: 2338
Year: 1965
Description: 1424
Year: 1962
Time Period: to 1962
Material type: Grade ~2-20 lb/ton
Year: 1964
Description: 263
Year: 1962
Description: 743
Year: 1961
Description: 2078
Year: 1960
Description: 3554
Year: 1959
Description: 3110
Year: 1958
Description: 4423
Year: 1957
Description: 1325
Year: 1956
Description: 271
Year: 1955
Description: 2031
Year: 1954
Description: 2560
Year: 1953
Description: 16
Year: 1952
Description: 2534
Year: 1951
Description: 2614
Year: 1950
Description: 2920
Year: 1949
Description: 3945
Year: 1948
Description: 4247
Year: 1947
Description: 4019
Year: 1946
Description: 2905
Year: 1945
Description: 3196
Year: 1944
Description: 2715
Year: 1943
Description: 161
Year: 1942
Description: 2273
Year: 1941
Description: 2128
Year: 1940
Description: 8
Year: 1938
Description: 5
Year: 1937
Description: 9
Year: 1918
Description: 45
Year: 1917
Description: 223
Year: 1915
Description: 51
Year: 1907
Description: 471
Year: 1908
Description: 72
Year: 1914
Description: 10
Year: 1971
Description: 1950


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1875
Discovery Year: 1870
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: California Coast Ranges


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PIPES, TABULAR

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Structure: Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Silica Carbonate Alteration Of Serpentine


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Chromite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Chalcedony
Gangue: Dolomite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Opal
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Geology): Regional Structure: Wnw Trending Fault Zone, N And E Trending High Angle Faults, Other Fault Sets Striking Nw And Ne.

Comment (Exploration): 1956 DIREXPL DMEA EXPLORED GEOLOGICALLY FAVORABLE STRUCTURES AND FOUND SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF OR [copied from deleted record 10040853]

Comment (Deposit): POOR ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR THIS PROPERTY IS DUE TO MINIMAL RESERVES BLOCKED OUT. RENEWED OPERATIONS WOULD PROBABLY LOCATE MORE RESOURCE.

Comment (Geology): PIPE-LIKE BODY HAS NO STRIKE AND DIPS 75 DEGREES NORTH. DENSITY ESTIMATED FROM LIKE MATERIAL CHARTS.


References

Reference (Deposit): Honke, M.T., Jr., and Ver Palnck, W.E., Jr., 1950, Mines and mineral resources of Sonoma Coutny, California: California Bureau of Mines and Geology v. 46, no. 1, p. 83-141.
Pages: p. 98, 102-103.

Reference (Deposit): IRELAN, W., JR., 1888, EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU, P. 633.

Reference (Deposit): JORALEMON, P., 1964, SANOMA INTERNATIONAL, MT. JACKSON MINE: SANOMA INTERNATIONAL UNPUBLISHED PROPERTY REPORT, 15 P.

Reference (Deposit): HAMILTON, F., 1915, MOUNT JACKSON QUICKSILVER MINING COMPANY: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU REPORT N. 14.

Reference (Deposit): HARDER, R., 1982, MT. JACKSON MINE: CONFIDENTIAL PIOMBO CORPORATION COMPANY DATA AND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS.

Reference (Deposit): RANSOME, A. L. AND KELLOGG, J. L., 1939, QUICKSILVER RESOURCES OF CALIFORNIA: CALIF. JOUR. OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 35, P. 353-486.

Reference (Deposit): EVANS, J. R., 1981, MOUNT JACKSON (GREAT EASTERN-ROARING LION) QUICKSILVER MINE: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY UNPUBLISHED REPORT N. 87, 12 P.

Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, G. W., JR., 1965, MERCURY IN CALIFORNIA: IN USBM IC 8252

Reference (Deposit): DAVIS, F. F., 1957, MINERAL COMMODITIES OF CALIFORNIA, MERCURY: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES BULL. 176, P. 341-356.

Reference (Deposit): U. S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1982, MOUNT JACKSON MINE EVALUATION BACK-UP FILE, U. S. BUREAU OF MINES, WESTERN FIELD OPERATIONS CENTER.

Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD, J. J., 1896, THIRTEENTH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING JOURNAL REPORT N. 13, P. 601-603.

Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD, J. J., 1884, TWELFTH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU REPORT N. 12, P. 371

Reference (Deposit): U. S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, 1959, DEFENSE MINERALS EXAMINATION ADMINISTRATION (DMEA REPORT): U. S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, OFFICE OF MINERALS EXPLORATION, CONFIDENTIAL FILE.

Reference (Deposit): CALIFORNIA DIV. OF MINES, 1957, MINERAL INFORMATION SERVICE-MERCURY: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 10, NO. 11, 7 P.

Reference (Deposit): U. S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1965, MERCURY POTENTIAL IN THE UNITED STATES: U. S. BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 8252, P. 121-122.

Reference (Deposit): U. S. BUREAU OF MINES AND U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, 1980, PRINCIPLES OF A RESOURCE/RESERVE CLASSIFICATION FOR MINERALS: U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRCULAR 831, 5 P.

Reference (Deposit): PENNINGTON, J. W., 1959, MERCURY, A MATERIALS SURVEY: U. S. BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7941, P. 14 AND 52-53.

Reference (Deposit): SANOMA COUNTY ASSESSOR, 1981, ASSESSOR'S OWNERSHIP PARCEL MAP: SANOMA COUNTY ASSSSOR, MAPS 1 AND 2.

Reference (Deposit): Myers, W.B., and Everhart, D.L., 1948, Quicksilver deposits of the Guerneville district, Sonoma County, California: California Bureau of Mines and Geology v. 44, no. 3, p. 253-277.
Pages: p. 273-275, 276-277

Reference (Deposit): MEYERS, W. B. AND EVERHART, D. L., 1948, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS OF THE GUERNEVILLE DISTRICT SANOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY VOL. 44, N. 3, P. 253-277.

Reference (Deposit): STRUTZEL, J. J., 1959, MT. JACKSON EVALUATION: SANOMA QUICKSILVER MINES INC. PROPERTY REPORT, 6 PP.

Reference (Deposit): U. S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1982, MERCURY PRODUCTION RECORDS: U. S. BUREAU OF MINES WESTERN FIELD OPERATIONS CENTER.

Reference (Deposit): SHEPPARD, E. P., 1956, ORE RESERVES OF THE SANOMA QUICKSILVER MINES, INC., SANOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: BLACK MAMMOTH CONSOLIDATED MINING CO., 18 P.

Reference (Deposit): SANOMA MINES INC., 1970, 30TH ANNUAL REPORT: SANOMA MINES INC., 12 PP.

Reference (Deposit): BEATTY, W. B., 1967, OUTLOOK FOR MERCURY IN THE WESTERN STATES: PACIFIC SOUTHWEST MINERAL INDUSTRY CONFERENCE PAPER, 8 P.

Reference (Deposit): BRADLEY, W. W., 1918, QUICKSILVER RESOURCES OF CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU Bulletin 78, 389 p.
Pages: p. 188-191.

Reference (Deposit): BARCLAY, A., 1927, MOUNT JACKSON MINE: UNPUBLISHED REPORT, 4 P.


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