Buchanan Copper Mine

The Buchanan Copper Mine is a copper mine located in Madera county, California at an elevation of 600 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: Buchanan Copper Mine  

State:  California

County:  Madera

Elevation: 600 Feet (183 Meters)

Commodity: Copper

Lat, Long: 37.1869, -119.99080

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Buchanan Copper Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Buchanan Copper Mine
Secondary: Buchanan


Primary: Copper


State: California
County: Madera

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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1865
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: California Trough

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): CALIF. STATE MINING BUR. BULLETIN 50, 1908, P. 270, 272.

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., V. 46, 1950, P. 450, 471.

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