The Scott River District is a gold mine located in Siskiyou county, California.
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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.
Lat, Long: 41.4619, -122.63390
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Scott River District MRDS details
Primary: Scott River District
District: SCOTT RIVER DISTRICT
Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: STREAM PLACER
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Description: DISPLACED EXTENSION OF THE SIERRA NEVADA RANGE, WITH TIGHT ISOCLINAL FOLDING AND INTRUSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NEVADAN OROGENY. CENOZOIC NORMAL AND HIGH ANGLE REVERSE FAULTS.
Description: KLAMATH MOUNTAINS: FOLDED AND FAULTED ORDOVICIAN TO JURASSIC METAMORPHIC ROCKS
Reference (Deposit): TOM FERRERO, 1990, THE LIBERTY GOLD MINING DISTRICT, SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA GEOLOGY, V. 43, NO. 6, P. 123-133.
Reference (Deposit): KOSCHMANN, A.H., AND BERGENDAHL, M.H., 1968, PRINCIPAL GOLD-PRODUCING DISTRICTS OF THE UNITED STATES: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 610, 283 P.
Reference (Deposit): TOOKER, E.W., AND VERCOUTERE, T.L., 1986, GOLD IN THE CONTERMINOUS UNITED STATES, PERSPECTIVE OF 1986--PRELIMINARY MAP OF SELECTED GEOGRAPHIC, ECONOMIC, AND GEOLOGIC ATTRIBUTES OF PRODUCTIVE (>10,000 OZ) GOLD DISTRICTS: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 86-209, 32 P.
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