Pattenburg Refractory Magnst. Mine.

The Pattenburg Refractory Magnst. Mine. is a magnesite mine located in Sonoma county, California at an elevation of 1,401 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.

Mine Info

Name: Pattenburg Refractory Magnst. Mine.  

State:  California

County:  Sonoma

Elevation: 1,401 Feet (427 Meters)

Commodity: Magnesite

Lat, Long: 38.84, -122.99060

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Pattenburg Refractory Magnst. Mine. MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pattenburg Refractory Magnst. Mine.


Primary: Magnesite


State: California
County: Sonoma

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: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: California Coast Ranges

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 79, PP.89-91; CALIF.JOUR. MINES & GEO. V.46, N

Reference (Deposit): JAN. 1950, P.96.

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