The Blue Bell Qtz. is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 3,442 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.
Elevation: 3,442 Feet (1,049 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.35333, -120.69444
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Blue Bell Qtz. MRDS details
Primary: Blue Bell Qtz.
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 indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): PATENTED 16.95 AC. SEE WASHINGTON ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. CENTER OF BOUNDARY
Comment (Production): AVG. $9/TON, 2 % SULFIDES VALUED $160 - $250/TON
Comment (Deposit): VEINS, 3 , 2 - 14 FT. THICK
Comment (Workings): INCLINE, DRIFTING & STOPES
Comment (Geology): VEIN IN BELT OF SLATE BETWEEN GRANITES.
Reference (Production): IRELAND, ( 1888 )
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1941 , MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 37 , NO. 3 , PL. 3 .
Reference (Deposit): IRELAND, W., JR., 1888 , REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 8 , P. 437 - 440 .