The Relief Hill is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 3,921 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: 3,921 Feet (1,195 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.36139, -120.86083
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Relief Hill MRDS details
Primary: Relief Hill
Tertiary: Titanium, Metal
District: North Bloomfield District
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: Western Gold Inc.
Years: 1941 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Stream Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1851
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Form: STREAM SEDIMENT DEPOSITS
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: CONCENTRATES YIELDED $1,011.31/TON AU (0.22 OZ/TON, 7.5 PPM), $106.50/TON PT (0.016 OZ/TON, 550 PPB) AT 9 LB CONCENTRATE/TON GRAVEL
Comment (Reserve-Resource): RESOURCE ESTIMATES RAN 5-15 MILLION YD REMAINING
Comment (Production): PGM PRODUCTION NOT VERIFIED
Comment (Development): HYDRAULIC OPERATIONS WERE CARRIED ON IN SPRING OF 1949
Comment (Workings): HYDRAULIC, DRIFTING, OPEN PIT
Comment (Deposit): RECORD M011719 HAS BEEN MERGED AND DELETED.
Comment (Location): IN TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST. LOCATION GIVEN IS FOR EASTERN CANYON AT TOWN OF RELIEF. UTM GRID IS NOT SHOWN ON MAP; THUS, UTM IS APPROXIMATE.
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C.A., 1941, MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 37, NO. 3, P. 433-434.
Reference (Production): LOGAN, 1941
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, W.B., 1970, GOLD DISTRICTS OF CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 193, P. 101.
Reference (Deposit): DAY, D.T., AND RICHARDS, R.H., 1906, USEFUL MINERALS IN THE BLACK SANDS OF THE PACIFIC SLOPE: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES, CALENDAR YEAR 1905, P. 1186-1187.