Moscatelli No. 1 Claim

The Moscatelli No. 1 Claim is a chromium mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 2,799 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: Moscatelli No. 1 Claim  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Chromium

Lat, Long: 39.36583, -120.80611

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Moscatelli No. 1 Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Moscatelli No. 1 Claim


Commodity

Primary: Chromium


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Washington Area


Land Status

Land ownership: National 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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Moscatelli, Robert


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chromite


Comments

Comment (Location): CLAIM LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF A SPUR RIDGE WESTOF POORMAN CREEK.

Comment (Production): LEASED AND WORKED DURING 1917-18 BY UNION CHROME CO. REPORTS DO NOT AGREE, BUT APPROX. 85 LONG TONS OF ORE WERE MINED AND SHIPPED IN 1917 AND 54 LONG TONS MINED IN 1918 BUT ONLY 29 TONS WERE SHIPPED; IT IS NOT KNOWN IF THE 25 TONS STOCKED WERE SHIPPED AT A LATER DATE.

Comment (Workings): SHAFT AND SEVERAL SMALL PITS.

Comment (Deposit): ONE CLAIM. ALTHOUGH SAMPLES OF THE ORE FROM THE OUTCROP ASSAYED 54 PERCENT CR2O3, THE ORE WAS DILUTED WITH WASTE IN MINING AND THAT SHIPPED CONTAINED ONLY ABOUT 42 PERCENT CR2O3.


References

Reference (Deposit): DOM BULL. 134, PT. III, CHAP. 5, P. 237, PL. 13

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOL. V. 37, NO. 3, JULY 1941, P. 458

Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V. 2, P. 16