Last Chance

The Last Chance is a copper mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 899 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: Last Chance  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 899 Feet (274 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 39.15917, -121.25250

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Last Chance MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Last Chance
Secondary: Mineral Hill Group


Commodity

Primary: Copper


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Spenceville


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Charles Staples
Years: 1941 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: California Trough


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENTICULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment (Production): ORE WAS SHIPPED AS EARLY AS 1876 NO PRODUCTION VALUES AVAILABLE.

Comment (Deposit): PYRITE OCCURS AS LENS-SHAPED BODIES

Comment (Workings): SHAFT 240 FT. DEEP

Comment (Deposit): COMPRISED OF 24 ACRES.


References

Reference (Deposit): MAC BOYLE, E., 1918 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY; 16 TH REPT. STATE MIN.; CALIF. MIN. BUR., P. 86

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOLOGY, V. 37, NO. 3, JULY 1941, P. 456, AND PL. 3

Reference (Deposit): AUBURY, L. E., 1908 , COPPER RESOURCES OF CALIFORNIA BULL. 50 ; CALIF. MIN. BUR., P. 196