The Esperanza is a gold mine located in Calaveras county, California at an elevation of 2,759 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: Esperanza  

State:  California

County:  Calaveras

Elevation: 2,759 Feet (841 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 38.3139, -120.56920

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Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Esperanza

Esperanza MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Esperanza
Secondary: Boston


Primary: Gold


State: California
County: Calaveras

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: Unknown
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): MSP 2/20/75:117;4/3/80:213;CRAWFORD 94:90;MSP 9/14/95:168;CR

Reference (Deposit): 96:99,103;KERR 00;STORMS 00:123; TUCKER 16:71-72;LOGAN 25:1

Reference (Deposit): 36:245;MINERALS YEARBOOK 34,35;ERIC 48:218;

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