West Point

The West Point is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 2,402 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: West Point  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 2,402 Feet (732 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.20278, -121.11917

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West Point MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: West Point
Secondary: California
Secondary: Pittsburg and Pittsburg Ext.


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Rough & Ready


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1875


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

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Vein Oxidized To Depth Of 200 Ft


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: HIGH ASSAYS REPORTED IN UPPER LEVELS


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): INCLINE, DRIFTS, SHAFTS

Comment (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.

Comment (Deposit): 20 ACRES, 2 CLAIMS. SEE CALIFORNIA. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Deposit): VEINS, 2 , 50 FT APART, AVG. 1 FT THICK, 5 - 10 % SULFIDES. SEVERAL INCHES OF GOUGE.


References

Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1918 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 16 , P. 130 - 1 , 257 - 8

Reference (Production): MACBOYLE, ( 1918 )