The Red Cloud Kate Kearney is a gold mine located in Mariposa county, California at an elevation of 2,851 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: 2,851 Feet (869 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 37.73917, -120.08500
Active Mining Claims
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Red Cloud Kate Kearney MRDS details
Site NamePrimary: Red Cloud Kate Kearney
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1880
Years of Production:
PhysiographyGeneral Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
|Comment: TOPO MAP SHOWS 4 PROSPECTS & SHAFT COVERING AREA OF MORE THAN 20 ACRES. ONE CLAIM, 20 ACRES APPROX. IN THE MIDDLE 1880'S ORE WAS RUNNING ABOUT $30 PER TON, MOSTLY FROM NATIVE GOLD. AVE. CONTENT OF SULFIDES WAS ABOUT 2 1/2 PERCENT AURIFEROUS PYRITE CONCENTRATES RUNNING BETWEEN $100 AND $200 PER TON.|
|Comment: PRINCIPAL PERIOD OF OPERATION 1885-1895 WHEN MOST OF WORKINGS WERE DRIVEN AND MOST OF PRODUCTION MADE. MINE OPERATED INTERMITTENTLY UNTIL 1935 BUT NO ACTIVE MINING HAS BEEN DONE SINCE. EST PRODUCTION IS ABOUT $1,500,000 BUT THERE ARE NO RECORDS TO SUBSTANTIATE THIS CLAIM. WORKINGS CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE IN 1954.|
|Comment: 8X10 FOOT INCLINED SHAFT 700 FT. DEEP WITH LEVELS AT INTERVALS OF 100 FT.; DRIFTS AGGREGATE MORE THAN 500 FT.|
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 53, NOS. 1 & 2, JAN.-APRIL, 1957, PP. 163-164, 299