The Moscatelli No. 2 Property is a chromium mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 3,999 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.
Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Chromium
Lat, Long: 39.38472, -120.80750
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Moscatelli No. 2 Property MRDS details
Primary: Moscatelli No. 2 Property
Secondary: Claims: Lucky Friday
Secondary: Lucky Bluff W.W. 1
District: Washington Area
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.
Owner Name: Moscatelli, Robert
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1917
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Production): IN 1917, 13 LONG TONS OF ORE WAS MINED; 11 TONS IN 1918 WITH 6 LONG TONS CONTAINING 42.31 PERCENT CR2O3 ON HAND AT END OF YEAR, PROBABLY SOLD IN 1919. IN 1944, 20.4 LONG TONS WERE SHIPPED REPORTED TO CONTAIN 39.21 PERCENT CR2O3 AND 10.1 PERCENT FE AND HAD A CR TO FE RATIO OF 2.66
Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT, INCLINED SHAFT.
Comment (Deposit): TWO CLAIMS, THE LUCKY FRIDAY AND LUCKY BLUFF. NOTE: THIS MAY BE THE MINE MENTIONED IN CHART ON P. 458, CALIF. JOUR. MINES & GEOL. V. 37, NO. 3, JULY 1941, AS PETE MOSCATELLI
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 134, PT. III, CHAP. 5, PP. 236, 304 AND PL. 13
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIF., V. 2, P. 18