The National Defense Claim is a mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 3,720 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: National Defense Claim
Elevation: 3,720 Feet (1,134 Meters)
Lat, Long: 41.325, -123.02000
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National Defense Claim MRDS details
Primary: National Defense Claim
Secondary: Gray Ledge
Secondary: Claim No. 1, King Claim
Secondary: Pink Darling,
District: Liberty District
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: Minerals Only
Owner Name: U.S. Forest Service
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1948
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1941
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): 9-4-75-A SMALL AMT OF GREEN CRYSTAL MINERAL ASSOCIATED WITH RHODON MAY BE JOHAN
Reference (Deposit): TRASK-GEO DESCRIPT MN DEPS OF CAL-CAL.DIV.MINES BUL.152-APRI
Reference (Deposit): TRENGOVE-RECON OF CAL MN DEPS-USBM.RPT.OF INVEST.5579-1960
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