Ben Franklin

The Ben Franklin is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 2,598 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.

Mine Info

Name: Ben Franklin  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.18111, -121.04167

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Ben Franklin MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ben Franklin


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Lead


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Grass Valley


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1917
Time Period: 1912 - 1917
Year: 1909
Year: 1893
Year: 1872
Year: 1869


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): VEINS, 2 , ALASKA & BEN FRANKLIN 1 - 4 FT. THICK

Comment (Workings): TUNNELS, SHAFTS, STOPES

Comment (Geology): ALASKA VEIN IN GRANODIORITE 700 FT. W OF BEN FRANKLIN VEIN WHICH FOLLOWS GRANODIORITE - DIABASE CONTACT

Comment (Deposit): PATENTED 30 ACRES CLAIMS INCLUDE ST. STEPHEN, CLEVELAND, WILCOX, AVONDALE, ALASKA & OTHERS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION SAID TO BE $750,000


References

Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1941 , MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 37 , NO. 3 , PL. 3 , P. 385 - 386 .

Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1919 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 16 , P. 120 .

Reference (Production): MCBOYLE, 1919 ; LOGAN, 1941