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De Maria Mine (Garbe Mine), Sage Hill, Michigan Bluff District (Michigan Bluff deposit), Placer Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 1' 25'' North , 120° 46' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.0236111111, -120.775833333


A lode Au occurrence/mine located in sec. 29 & in the SE¼ sec. 30, T14N, R11E, MDM, about 2.2 km SW of Sage Hill and about 8 km (4.8 miles) ENE of Foresthill, along Ladys Canyon, on French Meadow Road, on private land. This is the oldest mine and lowest mine on a five level deposit of crystallised gold. Also on this deposit is the Eagle's Nest Mine. Owned & operated by John Demaria, California (1990). C. J. De Maria and Mr. Garbe of Spring Valley owners in (1915). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters.

Local rocks include Paleozoic marine rocks, undivided, unit 4 (Western Sierra Nevada).

Workings include unspecified underground openings.

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2 valid minerals.

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References

Lindgren, Waldemar & Henry Ward Turner (1894), Description of the gold belt, California; description of the Placerville sheet: USGS Geol. Atlas, Placerville folio (Folio No. 3) 3 pp.; […(abstract): Jour. Geol.: 4: 248-250 (1896)].

Waring, Clarence A. (1917), Placer County: Report 15 of the State Mineralogist, California State Mining Bureau (Report 15): 15: 338.

Waring, Clarence (1917) Mines and Mineral Resources of the Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba. State Mineralogists Report 1915-1916.

Logan, Clarence August (1936), Gold Mines of Placer County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 32): 32(1): 44.

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) (1980), report (December, 1980)

California Division of Mines and Geology (1990), Mines and mineral producers active in California (1988-89), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 103.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10261540.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060610892.

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