Flintlock

The Flintlock is a chromium mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 3,442 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: Flintlock  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 3,442 Feet (1,049 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Chromium

Lat, Long: 39.37167, -120.80611

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Satelite image of the Flintlock

Flintlock MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Flintlock


Commodity

Primary: Chromium


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Washington Area


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Henry Adams


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1941
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 (Location): LOCATED ON N SIDE OF POORMAN CREEK.

Comment (Deposit): ONE CLAIM. ONE LENS, THE LARGEST, WAS 6 FT. WIDE, 10 FT. LONG, MINED TO DEPTH OF 4 FT.; THE SMALLEST WAS 18 INCHES WIDE, 3 FT. LONG AND HAD BEEN MINED TO A DEPTH OF 2 FEET. SHOWS LITTLE PROMISE.

Comment (Production): ABOUT 10 TONS OF ORE ESTIMATED TO CONTAIN NOT MORE THAN 35 PERCENT CR2O3 MINED BUT NOT SHIPPED.

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUTS.


References

Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIF., V. 2, P. 17

Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 134, PT. III, CHAP. 5, PP. 236, 303, PL. 13