The Washington Chief Con is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 4,600 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: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 39.387, -120.69800
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Washington Chief Con MRDS details
Primary: Washington Chief Con
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: 4 - 5 Ft Thick Shear Zone
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, 2 FT THICK
Comment (Workings): TRENCH
Comment (Deposit): PATENTED 41.32 ACRES. SEE ARCTIC ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): UTM ACC. N 1/2 SECTION BOUNDARY, The Western Nevada County map plots this claim mostly in the NW1/4 of section 36, with very little in NE1/4 of section 35.
Comment (Location): Used PLS and GIS to determine lat/long.
Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1941 , MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 37 , NO. 3 , PL. 3, no. 56 .
Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1918 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 16 , P. 257 .
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964 , MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, V. 2 , P. 24 , 32 .