Taylor

The Taylor is a iron mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 1,775 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: Taylor  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 1,775 Feet (541 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Iron

Lat, Long: 39.16639, -121.23778

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Taylor MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Taylor
Secondary: Iron Mountain


Commodity

Primary: Iron
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: California
County: Nevada


Land Status

Land ownership: Military Reservation
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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: N. L. Wimmler, Orrin P. Peterson
Years: 1940 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: 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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Iron
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Hematite
Ore: Malachite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): GOSSAN, LIMONITE AND IRON - STAINED RHYOLITE CROPS OUT FOR 1/2 MILE, IT IS 300 FT. WIDE IN PLACES.

Comment (Commodity): MAIN BODY SAID TO BE HEMATITE.

Comment (Production): ORIGINALLY WORKED AS COPPER PROSPECT; PRODUCTION LESS THAN 100,000 POUNDS. CURRENT PRODUCT IS USED FOR MAKING "BOX CAR RED" PAINT. IN AUG. 1940, 3 MEN WERE MINING 10 TONS OF ORE DAILY. CALCINED PRODUCT MAINLY FE2O3. GOLD CONTENT NOT SUFFICIENT TO JUSTIFY WORK. WORKING SEASON IS ABOUT 3 MONTHS.

Comment (Workings): OLD WORKINGS, 250-FT. VERT. SHAFT, 2-COMP., 2300 FT. OF DRIFTS. HAND MINING OF GOSSAN IN 1940.

Comment (Deposit): COMPRISED OF 120 ACRES.


References

Reference (Deposit): AUBURY, L. E., 1908 , COPPER RESOURCES OF CALIFORNIA BULL. 50 ; CALIF. MIN. BUR., P. 203

Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1941 , MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY; 37TH REPT. STATE MIN.; CALIF. DIV OF MINES, P. 442 - 443

Reference (Deposit): CDM MIN. ABSTRACTS (IRON) P. 21