The Blue Ledge is a zinc, lead, and copper mine located in Siskiyou county, California at an elevation of 4,800 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.
Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Commodity: Zinc, Lead, Copper
Lat, Long: 41.98, -123.09400
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Blue Ledge MRDS details
Primary: Blue Ledge
Secondary: Blue Ledge Extension
District: Elliott Creek
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: Perry Hylton Coal Co. Bx 986,Beckley,W. Virginia
Home Office: West Virginia
Info Year: 1978
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1917
Discovery Year: 1896
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: L
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Geology): CARBONACEOUS, SERICITIC, CHLORITIC, AND QUARTZIC SCHISTS IDENTIFIED IN MINE. MOST MINERALIZATION IN MICA AND QUARTZ SCHISTS
Comment (Geology): MIN-2 02. SOME PY X-TALS >8.OCM. MIN-2 SOME PYRITE CRYSTALS GREATER THAN 8.0CM
Comment (Workings): ALSO TYPICAL COASTAL BRUSH.CONIFER SPECIES, INCLUDE SUGAR PINE, YELLOW PINE, LODGEPOLE PINE AND SEVERAL SPECIES OF FIR. PRESENT DIRT RD. MUST BE WIDENED, PROPERLY DRAINED AND SURFACED FOR YEAR ROUND HAULAGE
Reference (Deposit): HUNDHAUSEN,R.J.,BLUE LEDGE CU-ZN MINE REPT. OF INVESTIGATION
Reference (Deposit): OCT. 1947
Reference (Deposit): HUTCHINSON,R.,M., A PRELIMINARY ON THE GEOL OF THE BLUE LEDG
Reference (Deposit): MINE, USGS OCT,23 1945
Reference (Deposit): CALIF. JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOL.V.43,NO.4,1947,P.424
Reference (Deposit): CALIF JOUR MINESAND GEOL. V.43 NO 4,1947 P 424.
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