Birchville

The Birchville is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 5,499 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: Birchville  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.43167, -120.72222

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Birchville MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Birchville


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Lead


Location

State: California
County: Nevada


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1914
Time Period: 1908 - 1914


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

Form: LENSES


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): UTM ACC. NE 1/4 NE 1/4

Comment (Production): NO OTHER PRODUCTION RECORD FOUND.

Comment (Deposit): VEINS, 2 , 1 - 6 FT THICK, BIRCHVILLE & COMMERCIAL.

Comment (Workings): EXTENSIVE WORKINGS, 2 SHAFTS, DRIFTS, STOPES, RAISES

Comment (Deposit): PART OF IOWA CONS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964 , MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V. 2 , P. 40 .

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

Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1919 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 16 , P. 121 - 122 .

Reference (Production): LOGAN, 1941