The Bowden Prospect is a chromium mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 2,231 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: 2,231 Feet (680 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Chromium
Lat, Long: 39.17611, -121.08028
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Bowden Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Bowden Prospect
District: Wolf Creek Area
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.
Owner Name: Mrs. L. A. Bowden
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): NOTE: PLATE 13 INDICATES DEPOSIT AS BEING EXTREME SE COR. OF SEC. 4
Comment (Production): ABOUT 20 LONG TONS OF ORE CONTAINING 15 TO 20 PERCENT CR2O3 WAS MINED IN 1918. NONE OF THE ORE WAS SHIPPED. IT IS ESTIMATED A RESERVE OF 50 TO 100 TONS OF SIMILAR ORE REMAINS.
Reference (Deposit): D.O.M. BULL. 134, PT. III, CHAP. 5, P. 247, PL. 13