The Mineral Mountain is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 4,698 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.
Name: Mineral Mountain
Elevation: 4,698 Feet (1,432 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.5186, -120.84530
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Mineral Mountain MRDS details
Primary: Mineral Mountain
Secondary: Ruby Mine
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.
Owner Name: Brush Creek Mining And Development Co.
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1992
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
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 (Location): ALSO LOCATED IN SECS. 10, 11, AND 14, T. 19 N., R. 10 E.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY 1996/97, P.166.
Reference (Deposit): REPORT OF STATE MINERALOGIST XXV P 208
Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES AND GEOL. MINEFILE DATABASE, JUNE 1993.
Reference (Deposit): THE MINING RECORD, V104 N46, 11-17-93, P.5.
Reference (Deposit): MINING JOURNAL, V321 N8254, 12-10-93, P.402.
Reference (Deposit): THE MINING RECORD, V105 N17, 4-27-94, P.6.
Reference (Deposit): THE MINING RECORD, V104 N28, 7-14-93, P.1.
Reference (Deposit): THE MINING RECORD, V104 N41, 10-13-93, P.1.
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