The Clerkin Property is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California.
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.
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.31778, -121.14833
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Clerkin Property MRDS details
Primary: Clerkin Property
Land ownership: Private
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.
Owner Name: W. P. Clerkin
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): COMPRISES 156 ACRES OF PATENTED LAND, 30 TO 40 ACRES OF WHICH CONTAINS THE GOLD BEARING GRAVEL. FOR A DEPTH OF 60 TO 70 FT. THE GRAVEL CONTAINS PRACTICALLY NO GOLD; FROM 8 TO 10 FEET AT THE BOTTOM IS BLUE GRAVEL AND THE LAST FOOT CONTAINS MOST OF THE GOLD. THE APPARENT CHANNEL IS ABOUT 100 FT. WIDE.
Comment (Production): CLERKIN WORKS THE PROPERTY FOR ABOUT 2 MOS. IN THE SPRING OF EACH YEAR WITH 750 MINER'S INCHES OF WATER FROM BLOODY RUN CREEK.
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BUL. 135, SEC. IV, P. 263