The Smith is a mine located in Nevada county, California.
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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.
Lat, Long: 39.02167, -121.10389
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Smith MRDS details
Land ownership: State Forest
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: George A. Smith (Leased By Manga-Chrome)
Years: 1943 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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 (Production): ACTIVE 1940-42. NO PRODUCTION RECORDED.
Comment (Deposit): COULD THIS BE THE PROSPECT SHOWN SOME 500 FT. E. OF THE CTR. OF THIS SECTION, ON US GEOL. SURVEY QUAD. LAKE COMBIE, CALIF., 1950
Comment (Workings): SHAFT 15-FT. DEEP; OPEN CUT.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: ORE LIES IN THICK BELT, 100 TO 500 FT. THICK, WHICH INCLUDES MASSIVE WHITE AND RED CHERT, BEDDED WHITE AND RED CHERT WITH SHALE PARTINGS, AND GREENISH CHERTS, ALL CUT BY QUARTZ VEINS, AND SOME STAINED BY MANGANESE. CHERTS STRIKE N 20 W TO N - S, DIP 40 TO 80 NE. ORE IS MAINLY RHODONITE BEDS, 6 INCHES TO 2 FT. THICK, COATED WITH BLACK MANGANESE OXIDES, CONTAINING A FEW POCKETS AND VEINS OF OXIDE. MASSIVE BROWN MANGANESE CARBONATE AND SOME NEOTOCITE OVERLIES THE RHODONITE.
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 125, P. 148
Reference (Deposit): BULL. 152, 1950, PP. 167-8