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Big Chief Mine, Ditch Camp, Last Chance District, Placer Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 3' 1'' North , 120° 38' 54'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.0502777778, -120.648333333
A Au occurrence/mine located in sec. 21, T14N, R12E, MDM, 1.1 km (0.7 mile) ENE of Ditch Camp, S of Big Oak Flat, on private land within a National Forest area. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

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

Workings include surface and underground openings.

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Lindgren, Waldemar (1900), Description of the Colfax sheet, California: USGS Geological Atlas, Colfax folio (Folio No. 66), 10 pp.

Logan, C.A. (1935), Review of Gold Mining in East-Central California: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 31): 31(1): 20.

Logan, Clarence August (1936), Gold Mines of Placer County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 32): 32(1): 87.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10115558.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060610733.

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