Waite Property

The Waite Property is a mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 2,300 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: 2,300 Feet (701 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 39.2578, -121.04440

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Satelite image of the Waite Property

Waite Property MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Waite Property
Secondary: White Estate Mine


Commodity

Tertiary: Chromium
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Nevada City


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

Type: Other


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Nevada County Chrome Co. (Last Operator)
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1976

Owner Name: Erwin V And Emma Cook,And Robert L And Irene Young
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1976


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1916
Discovery Year: 1916
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Chromite
Unknown: Olivine
Unknown: Pyroxene
Unknown: Serpentine


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ORE RAN 10-15% CR2O3.CONCENTRATES AVERAGED 36% CR2O3,HIGH IN PRODUCTION-- 3000 TONS ORE WHICH WAS MILLED TO 400-500 TONS RATES, MINE IDLE SINCE 1918 VISIT BY CDMG 5 JAN 1976 THE AVERAGE MINEABLE GRADE OF CHROMITE IS 12 PERCENT AND IRO PERCENT. INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR MATRIX CALCULATIONS ANALYSIS BY CDMG IN 1976 GAVE FOLLOWING PERCENTAGES-MASSIVE 2 05.40,CR2O3 38.67,FEO 09.62,TOTAL FE 17.69,AL203 18.90,MGO CR/FE 1.91.DISSEMINATED ORE=S102 10.14,CR2O3 32.89,FEO 13.65 FE 19.30,AL203 15.12,MGO 14.09,CR/FE 1.50.


References

Reference (Deposit): RYNEARSON GA.1953.CAL DIV MINES BULL 134 PT3,CH5 NEVADA CO P

Reference (Deposit): LOGAN CA 1918 UNPUBL FIELD REPORT NEVADA CO NO.209.WHITE EST