Elder Mine

The Elder Mine is a mine located in Placer county, California at an elevation of 1,549 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: Elder Mine  

State:  California

County:  Placer

Elevation: 1,549 Feet (472 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 39.00472, -121.08861

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Elder Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Elder Mine


Commodity

Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: California
County: Placer


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Robert Elder
Years: 1908 -


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: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite


Comments

Comment (Commodity): SMALL AMOUNT OF MOLYBDENITE SHOWING IN GRANODIORITE.

Comment (Workings): 25 FT. VERTICAL SHAFT.

Comment (Deposit): 300 ACRES IN PLACER COUNTY, AND 60 ACRES IN NEVADA COUNTY. MUCH CONFUSSION ON LOCATION, MANY REFERENCES DISAGREE. LOCATION ON THIS REPORT IS A APPROXIMATION BY THE POSITION FROM NEAREST PROMINENT LOCATION.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: FOOTWALL PROBABLY SLATE


References

Reference (Deposit): AUBURY, L. E., 1908 , COPPER RESOURCES OF CALIFORNIA BULL. 50 ; CALIF. MIN. BUR., P. 210

Reference (Deposit): WARING, C. A., 1919 , PLACER COUNTY; 15TH REPT. STATE MINERALOGIST; CALIF. MIN. BUR., P. 329 .

Reference (Deposit): 15TH REPT. OF STATE MINERALOGIST, P. 329