Pilliken Mine (Pillikan Mine; Pilliken Chrome Mine; Flagstaff Hills; Pilikin area 1-4), Salmon Falls, Pilliken, Flagstaff Hill area, El Dorado Co., California, USA
A former Cr-Ni mine located in secs. 21 & 28, T11N, R8E, MDM in the Flagstaff Hill chrome area.
Mineralization is hosted in ultramafic intrusive rock.
ReferencesAverill, Charles V. (1942), Chromium: California Division Mines Report 38: 90.
Cater, F.W., Jr., G.A. Rynearson & D.H. Dow (1951), Chromite deposits of El Dorado County, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 134, part III, Chapter 4: 134.
Carlson, D.W. (1953), Pilliken Mine. Preliminary Report No. 8 (April, 1953), El Dorado County.
Clark, Wm. B. & D.W. Carlson (1956), Mines and mineral resources of El Dorado County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 52(4): 387, 438.
Clark, L.D. (1964), Stratigraphy and Structure of Part of the Western Metamorphic Belt, California, USGS Professional Paper 410.
Lindgren, Waldemar Turner (1914)(reprint 1984), USGS Geological Atlas, Placerville, Sacramento, and Jackson Folio reprints (Nos. 3, 5, and 11): 4.
McMillan, W.D. ( ), Preliminary Report on U.S. Chrome Mines, Pilliken Chrome District, El Dorado County; U.S. Bureau of Mines Preliminary Report, 13 pp. (August).
Wells, F.G., Page, L.R., and James, H.L. (1940), Chromite deposits of the Pilliken area, El Dorado County, California: USGS Bulletin 922-O: 417-460.
Stevens, Rollin Elbert (1944) Composition of some chromites of the western hemisphere. American Mineralogist: 29: 7.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 136, 193, 197.
Wetzel, N., Nokleberg, W. (1976), Plate Tectonic and Structural Relations for the Origin and the Deformation of the Western Metamorphic Belt along the Margin of the Central Sierra Nevada Batholith, Geological Society of America abstract, 72nd Annual Meeting: 8(3)(February).
Wetzel, N., Gale, G. (1980), The Pilliken Chromite Deposit El Dorado County, California, U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS Deposit Report, unpublished, June, 1980.
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