Spanish Qtz.

The Spanish Qtz. is a lead, gold, silver, zinc, and copper mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 3,199 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: Spanish Qtz.  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 3,199 Feet (975 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Gold, Silver, Zinc, Copper

Lat, Long: 39.38083, -120.72444

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Spanish Qtz. MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Spanish Qtz.


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Copper


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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1938


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

Analytical Data: EST. ASSAYS .18 - .30 OZ. AU, 2 - 3 OZ AG, 0.6 % CU, 1.5 % PB, 2 % ZN.


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): UTM ACC. CENTER SEC. 30

Comment (Production): AV. EST 50? - $1.25/TON WORKED FROM 1893 - 1899 AND FROM 1931 - 1944 . AG:AU = 10:1 , PB:CU:ZN = 2:1:1

Comment (Deposit): VEIN, 4 FT. THICK. 2 TYPES OF ORE: AU-PYRITE IN QTZ. AND HYDROTHERMALLY ALTERED HOST-ROCK GANGUE, AND AU ASSOC. W/SULFIDES IN QTZ.-BARITE GANGUE.

Comment (Workings): 2 TUNNELS, RAISES, OPEN CUTS, ADIT, DRIFTING CROSSCUTS

Comment (Geology): HOST ROCKS ARE BLEACHED & ALTERED. DIORITE CHLORITIZED

Comment (Deposit): PATENTED 180 ACRES. INCLUDES AMERICAN, SPANISH, SANTA ANITA, SANTA ANITA EXT., PINE TREE, SINGLETON, GRIZZLY, SAVAGE & MEXICAN. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


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. 428 - 429 .

Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1918 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 16 , P. 249 .

Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1930 , SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: REPORT XXVI OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST; CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES, VOL. 26 , NO. 2 , P. 128 - 129 .

Reference (Deposit): GOODWIN, J. G., 1957 , LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 53 , NOS. 3 AND 4 , P. 584 .

Reference (Deposit): 5) SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964 , MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V. 2 , P. 41 .

Reference (Production): MACBOYLE ( 1918 ) GOODWIN ( 1957 ) LOGAN ( 1941 )