The Unnamed Prospect is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 5,538 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: Unnamed Prospect
Elevation: 5,538 Feet (1,688 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.6192, -120.79920
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Unnamed Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Unnamed Prospect
Secondary: Unidentified Prospect
Secondary: One Day At A Time/Easy Does It 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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): GOLD-BEARING TERTIARY GRAVEL CHANNEL DEPOSIT. PART OF ONE DAY AT A TIME/EASY DOES IT MINE IN MLA 71-83 SUMMARY REPORT.
Reference (Deposit): WHITE, W. W., III, AND OTHERS, 1983, MINERAL INVESTIGATION
Reference (Deposit): OF THE EAST AND WEST YUBA RARE II AREAS (NOS. 5264 AND
Reference (Deposit): 5172), SIERRA AND PLUMAS COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA: U. S.
Reference (Deposit): BUREAU OF MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 71-83.
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