Waite Property

The Waite Property is a chromium mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 2,385 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: Waite Property  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 2,385 Feet (727 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Chromium

Lat, Long: 39.25778, -121.04722

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Waite Property MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Waite Property
Secondary: White Occurrence


Commodity

Primary: Chromium


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Nevada City - Grass Valley Area


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Owner Name: Erwin And Emma Cook, Robert And Irene Young
Home Office: 1547 Leimert Blvd., Oakland, Ca. (1976)

Owner Name: Nevada Chrome Co.
Years: 1916 - 1918


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1916
Year Last Production: 1918
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: IRREG


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Serpentinized Host Rock


Rocks

Name: Dunite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chromite


Comments

Comment (Location): MINE LOCATED ON A SHALLOW, SW TRENDING RIDGE.

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT, 20 TO 25 FT. WIDE, ABOUT 100 FT. LONG AND 20 TO 30 FT. DEEP.

Comment (Geology): THE DEPOSIT OCCURS IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF AN ARCUATE ULTRAMAFIC MASS THAT AVERAGES 1/4 MILE WIDE AND EXTENDS FOR MORE THAN 3 MILES TO THE NW.

Comment (Production): SEVERAL (THREE?) THOUSAND TONS OF ORE MINED FROM CUT AND HAULED TO MILL FOR CONCENTRATION. RECORDED FIGURES OF NEVADA CHROME PRODUCTION VARY BUT INDICATE 400 TO 500 LONG TONS OF CONCENTRATE CONTAINING ABOUT 36 PERCENT CR2O3 WAS MADE; ALL BUT ABOUT 25 TONS OF THIS CONCENTRATE CAME FROM WAITE PROPERTY.

Comment (Deposit): THE ORE BODY ON THIS PROPERTY CONTAINED 10 TO 15 PERCENT CR2O3 BEING SOMEWHAT HIGHER IN GRADE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIT THAN NEAR THE SURFACE. THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME DISAGRREEMENT AS TO LOCATION BETWEEN TEXT AND PLATE 13. SEE CARD FOR SHERMAN RANCH FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEPOSIT.


References

Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 134, PT. III, CHAP. 5, P. 241, PL. 13

Reference (Deposit): STINSON, M.C., 1976, CDMG MINERAL PROPERTY REPORT , UNPUBLISHED.