Berkeley Prospect

The Berkeley Prospect is a copper mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 2,001 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: Berkeley Prospect  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 2,001 Feet (610 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 39.26944, -121.12222

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Berkeley Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Berkeley Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Sulfur
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Rough And Ready


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Ronald Fraser
Years: 1953 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1904
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Silver
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite


Comments

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: SLATE IS OF THE CALAVERAS SLATE.

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 60 FT. SHAFT AND SHORT DRIFT.

Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION REPORTED

Comment (Deposit): COMPLEX SULFIDE ZONE

Comment (Deposit): SECONDARY ORE. COMPRISED 480 ACRES. ORE CONTAINS PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, CHALCOCITE, SPHALERITE, GOLD, AND SILVER.


References

Reference (Deposit): GOODWIN, J.G., 1957 , LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIFORNIA; CA. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 53 , NOS. 3 & 4 ; DIV. OF MINES, P. 575 .

Reference (Deposit): MAC BOYLE, E., 1918 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY; 16TH REPT. STATE MIN.; CALIF. MIN. BUR., P. 82

Reference (Deposit): V. 53, NOS. 3 & 4, JULY-OCT., 1957, P. 575