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Table Mountain Nos. 1 & 2 placer claims, Table Mountain placer prospect, Douglas Flat, Vallecito District, Calaveras Co., California, USA

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A possible placer Au occurrence/claims located in the S½SW¼NE¼ sec. 10, SW¼ sec. 11, NW¼ sec. 14, and in the NE¼ sec. 15, T3N, R14E, MDM, about 3 km E of Douglas Flat, in the headwaters area of Wool Hollow, E slope of Table Mountain. Discovered 13 February 1968. Property was 20 plus acres at 2,600 feet of elevation. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

Mineralization is a placer Au deposit. Possibly hidden Tertiary auriferous gravel beneath volcanic rocks. The general area is underlain by Tertiary volcanic rocks, which appear to rest unconformably on carbonate deposits of the Carboniferous Calaveras Formation. Tertiary auriferous gravel deposits do not crop out. Local rocks include Tertiary pyroclastic and volcanic mudflow deposits, unit 9 (Cascade Range).

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Turner, Henry Ward & F.L. Ransome (1898), Description of the gold belt; description of the Big Trees sheet, California: USGS Geologic Atlas, Big Trees folio (Folio No. 51), 8 pp.

Clark, Wm. B. & P.A. Lydon (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Calaveras County, California: California Division of Mines & Geology County Report 2; [… Geological Society of America Proceedings, 1933: 312-313, 1934]: 207.

U. S. Bureau of Land Management (1968), Min. Reports S-1539 and S-1540 (5/21/1968).

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10029430 & 10211696.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060091647.

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