Sweet Ranch Occurrence

The Sweet Ranch Occurrence is a chromium 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.

Mine Info

Name: Sweet Ranch Occurrence  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Chromium

Lat, Long: 39.09, -121.09194

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Sweet Ranch Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sweet Ranch Occurrence


Commodity

Primary: Chromium


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Wolf Creek Area


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: John Sweet

Owner Name: Edward Morgan, Henry Yue
Years: 1918 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1898
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

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Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chromite


Comments

Comment (Production): A LITTLE ORE WAS MINED ABOUT 1898. PRODUCTION FIGURES SUBMITTED BY OWNER REPORTED YIELDS OF 82 LONG TONS IN 1916, 20 TONS IN 1917, 424 TONS IN 1918. LATTER FIGURE APPEARS RATHER HIGH UNLESS IT INCLUDES SOME ORE OF MILLING-GRADE AS INVESTIGATOR REPORTED THAT ONLY 300 TONS OF SHIPPING GRADE ORE HAD BEEN MINED AND NOT MUCH OF THAT GRADE WAS TO BE SEEN IN THE WORKINGS LATE IN 1918. ALTHOUGH THE DEPOSIT CONTAINED SEVERAL HUNDRED TONS OF MILLING-GRADE ORE, NEAREST CUSTOM MILL WAS AT TOO GREAT A DISTANCE FOR PROFITABLE HAULING.

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT FROM 10 TO 15 FT. WIDE, 50 FT. LONG AND 40 FT. DEEP, DRIFT 20 FEET LONG INTO FACE OF CUT.


References

Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 134, PT. III, CHAP. 5, P. 248-9; PL. 13