The Buckshot Mine is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 3,819 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.
Elevation: 3,819 Feet (1,164 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.6372, -120.83000
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Buckshot Mine MRDS details
Primary: Buckshot Mine
Secondary: Buckshot No. 1
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: Prospect
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): RECENT GOLD-BEARING GRAVEL BENCH ALONG MARGIN OF DOWNIE RIVER MINE IS WORKED BY 1 MAN. WORKING IS A SHORT DRIFT INTO THE GRAVEL BENCH NO ACCESS OTHER THAN BY FOOT-TRAIL.
Reference (Deposit): WHITE, W.W., III, SCOTT, D.F., BARNES, D.J., AND NUEMANN,
Reference (Deposit): T.R., 1983, MINERAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EAST AND WEST YUBA
Reference (Deposit): RARE II AREAS (NOS. 5264 AND 5172), SIERRA AND PLUMAS
Reference (Deposit): COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES SUMMARY REPORT
Reference (Deposit): NO. MLA 71-83.
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