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.
Elevation: 7,100 Feet (2,164 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.39556, -120.50611
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Excelsior MRDS details
District: Meadow Lake
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Vein Oxidized At Surface
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
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 )