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South Star Mine (South Star group), Rough and Ready, Rough-and-Ready District, Nevada Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 12' 43'' North , 121° 6' 52'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.2119445801, -121.114440918
 
A former Au occurrence/mine located in the NE¼ sec. 30 & in sec. 31, T16N, R8E, MDM, about 3.3 km ESE of Rough and Ready, on the E slope of Osceola Ridge, N of highway 20 (2½ miles W of Grass Valley). The property comprises 60 acres. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

The ore body strikes NE and dips 60NW. Local rocks include Mesozoic volcanic rocks, unit 2 (Western Sierra Foothills and Western Klamath Mountains).

Workings include underground openings with a length of 48.77 meters and an overall depth of 32.92 meters and comprised of several shallow shafts, drifts and a stope.

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References

MacBoyle, Errol (1919), Mines and mineral resources of Nevada County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau (Report 16): 16: 247-248.

Foote, A.B. (1941), The Price of Gold: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 37(3): 464, Pls. 2 & 3.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10007430 & 10212647.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060570371.

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