The Tennessee Mine is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 5,440 feet.
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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.
Name: Tennessee Mine
Elevation: 5,440 Feet (1,658 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.695, -120.82220
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Tennessee Mine MRDS details
Primary: Tennessee Mine
Secondary: Scott Mine
Secondary: West Yuba Rare Ii Area
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: Located Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1934
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): GOLD-BEARING TERTIARY GRAVEL CHANNEL DEPOSIT.
Reference (Deposit): COUNTY, IN SIXTEENTH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST;
Reference (Deposit): CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU, P. 57 AND 58.
Reference (Deposit): CALIF JOUR V 38,1942,P 66;
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W.B., 1970, GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA
Reference (Deposit): DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 193 P. 109.
Reference (Deposit): WHITE, W.W., III, SCOTT, D.F, BARNES, D.J., AND NEUMANN,
Reference (Deposit): T.R., 1983, MINERAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EAST AND WEST YUBA
Reference (Deposit): COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES SUMMARY REPORT
Reference (Deposit): NO. MLA 71-83.
Reference (Deposit): RARE II AREAS (NOS. 5264 AND 5172), SIERRA AND PLUMAS
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