German Bar

The German Bar is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 2,999 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.

Mine Info

Name: German Bar  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.43889, -120.81611

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German Bar MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: German Bar


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Platinum


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Alleghany District


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

Not available


Production

Year: 1932
Time Period: 1851-1932
Material type: AU
Description: Cp_Grade: ^0.49 Oz/Ton


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1851
Discovery Year: 1851
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein


Orebody

Form: VEIN


Structure

Type: R
Description: Melones Fault Zone

Type: L
Description: Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: PT DETECTED IN ANALYSIS OF NATIVE GOLD SAMPLES, AMOUNT UNCERTAIN BECAUSE INDIVIDUAL SAMPLES NOT LABELED AS TO LOCALITY


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): RECORD C011759 HAS BEEN MERGED AND DELETED.

Comment (Deposit): CLAIMS ARE PATENTED, 36.26 AC ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Deposit): 2 VEINS, THE GERMAN BAR AND WHEELER. VEIN TRACED UPHILL TO SOUTHEAST INTERSECTS SERPENTINE(?). IT MAY BELONG TO SAME FISSURE ZONE AS IRELAN MINE. ZONE OF QUARTZ STRINGERS WITH SOME GOUGE CONNECTS GERMAN BAR VEIN WITH WHEELER VEIN. MINOR POST-MINERAL MOVEMENT ALONG MAIN VEIN. AT PORTAL OF TWO LOWER ADITS, A STEEP POST-MINERAL FAULT CUTS VEIN AT AN ACUTE ANGLE

Comment (Workings): 4 ADITS TOTALING 2000 FT, 500 FT OF RAISES.

Comment (Geology): HANGING WALL IS COMPOSED OF GABBRO; FOOTWALL IS COMPOSED OF CONGLOMERATIC BLACK SLATE, SCHIST, AND TUFF.

Comment (Location): ON SOUTH BANK OF MIDDLE FORK OF YUBA RIVER 500 FT NORTH OF MOUTH OF JACKASS RAVINE. MINE IS ADJACENT TO SIERRA COUNTY LINE

Comment (Commodity): SMALL BUNCHES OF HIGH-GRADE ORE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH COARSE ARSENOPYRITE

Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION WAS ABOUT $200,000 TO 1932. PROPERTY WAS IDLE FOR MANY YEARS. MUCH PRODUCTION OF MILL ROCK AT $10/TON

Comment (Development): FIRST MINE IN REGION TO BE SYSTEMATICALLY WORKED


References

Reference (Deposit): MCCULLOCH, W.C., OESTERLING, W.A., SPURCK, W.H., AND TISCHLER, M.S., 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, V. 2, P. 39.

Reference (Deposit): AVERILL, C.V., 1942, MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SIERRA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY V, 38, NO. 1, P. 55.

Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H.G., AND GANNETT, R.W., 1932, GOLD QUARTZ VEINS OF THE ALLEGHANY DISTRICT, CALLIFORNIA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 172, P. 132-134, SKETCH MAP, P. 133.

Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1941, MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 37, NO. 3, PL. 3.

Reference (Deposit): J.K. BOHLKE, 1982, WRITTEN COMMUN. TO N.J PAGE, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Reference (Production): FERGUSON AND GANNETT