Murchie

The Murchie is a lead, copper, and gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 2,881 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: Murchie  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 2,881 Feet (878 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 39.26583, -120.98583

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Satelite image of the Murchie

Murchie MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Murchie
Secondary: Lone Star


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Nevada City


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1933
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^0.415 Oz Au And 1.48 Oz Ag/Ton
Year: 1932
Time Period: 1905 - 1932
Material type: AU
Description: Cp_Grade: ^143000 Lbs Cu And 50,000 Lbs Pb


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Gold
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): CONCENTRATES WORTH $100 - $200/TON

Comment (Deposit): 2 VEIN SYSTEMS, AVG. 4 FT. THICK W/ 2 % SULFIDES

Comment (Workings): INCLINE. SHAFTS, DRIFTING, STOPES, WINZE

Comment (Deposit): 432 ACRES OF PATENTED PLACER & AGRICULTURAL LAND ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): CRAWFORD, J. J., 1896 , THIRTEENTH REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, VOL. 13 , P. 250 .

Reference (Deposit): MAC BOYLE, E., 1918 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 16 , P. 202 - 203 .

Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1935 , REVIEW OF GOLD MINING IN EAST-CENTRAL CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 31 , NO. 1 , P. 13 .

Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1930 , SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: REPORT XXVI OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST; CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES VOL. 26 , NO. 2 , P. 118 .

Reference (Deposit): 5) GOODWIN, J. G., 1957 , LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIFORNIA; CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 53 , NOS. 3 AND 4 , P. 581 .

Reference (Production): MACBOYLE ( 1918 ) LOGAN ( 1935 ) GOODWIN ( 1957 )