Excelsior

The Excelsior is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 7,100 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: Excelsior  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 7,100 Feet (2,164 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.39556, -120.50611

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Excelsior MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Excelsior


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Iron
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Meadow Lake


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

Not available


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: DISCONTINUOUS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Vein Oxidized At Surface


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Workings): SHAFT, 2 LEVELS, DRIFTING, TUNNELS, TRENCHES OPENCUTS

Comment (Location): UTM ACC. NW 1/4 SW 1/4 AND SW 1/4 NW 1/4

Comment (Production): ORE EST. TO CARRY 10 - 20 % SULFIDES

Comment (Deposit): VEIN, AVG. 15 FT. THICK

Comment (Geology): FREE AU OCCURS ONLY IN DECOMPOSED SULFIDES

Comment (Deposit): 4 PATENTED CLAIMS. INCL. EXCELSIOR NO. 1 , EXCELSIOR NO. 2 , UNION NO. 1 AND UNION NO. 2 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1924 , SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 20 , NO. 4 , P. 357 - 358 , 361 .

Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1918 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 16 , P. 168 .

Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964 , MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V. 2 , P. 43 .

Reference (Production): LOGAN ( 1924 )