Gillis

The Gillis is a chromium mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 3,839 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: Gillis  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 3,839 Feet (1,170 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Chromium

Lat, Long: 39.37306, -120.80861

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Satelite image of the Gillis

Gillis MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gillis


Commodity

Primary: Chromium


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Washington Area


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Gillis, C. A.


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

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chromite


Comments

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT.

Comment (Production): GILLIS LOCATED CLAIM DURING WWI AND MINED 22 LONG TONS OF ORE BUT DID NOT SHIP THE ORE; ANOTHER PERSON, BELIEVED TO BE SAM SCHWARTZ, REMOVED THE ORE AFTER THE ARMISTICE. A SAMPLE TAKEN BY GILLIS WAS SAID TO CONTAIN 62 PERCENT CR2O3, THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE RECORDED FOR ANY OF THE CHROMITE FOUND IN THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA REGION, IF NOT IN THE STATE. SHOWS LITTLE PROMISE.


References

Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 134, PT. III, CHAP. 5, PP. 236, PL. 13

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