Mining in California Volume 17

Mining in California Volume 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...It is 10 miles northeast of Mount Whitney Station. Trail to mine from Mount Whitney Station. Elevation 6500 feet. Vein of quartz trends NW. and SE., dip 40 degrees, in granite. Width 2 feet. Two tunnels have been driven on the vein, upper tunnel 150 feet, lower tunnel 350 feet. Ore is reported to carry $30 per ton. Small two-stamp mill on property. Idle. Owners, F. M. Hess, and A. W. Hess, of Lone Pine, California. Cleveland Mine. Fish Springs district. Situated 6 miles south of Big Pine, on the east slope of low granite hills which are on the western edge of Owens Valley. Series of parallel quartz veins in granite, which have a general trend east and west and dip 80 degrees south. A number of tunnels have been driven on the veins at different elevations. At an elevation of 4800 feet a tunnel has been driven 625 feet west on one of these quartz veins. The ore is free milling gold quartz with small percentage of iron pyrite and chalcopyrite. Ore milled at small mill on Birch Creek. Property is operated off and on during the year by owner. Owner, Joseph Mear of Big Pine, California. Gometti Group of Mines. Fish Creek district. Elevation 4500 feet. Situated 6 miles south of Big Pine, on east slope of low granite hills on western edge of Owens Valley. Holdings consist of 5 claims, with 3000 feet on the lode. Two parallel fissures cut the granite. These veins strike east and west, and dip 80 degrees south. These fissures are 6 to 8 feet in width with porphry fillingin center and 12" to 18" of quartz on both walls. The quartz is gold bearing, and is said to carry $20 per ton. Developments consist of three tunnels driven west on the south vein. Lower tunnel is 300 feet long, winze 152 feet on vein. About 100 feet above this tunnel, is...
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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785061
  • 9781236785060