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Hoy property, Rattlesnake Hill, Klamath Mts, Shasta Co., California, USA

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A former Cr occurrence/prospect located in sec. 15, T37N, R5W, MDM, 3.1 km (1.9 miles) ENE of Rattlesnake Hill (coordinates of record), on the SE slope of Middle Ridge, N of the South Fork Shotgun Creek, on National Forest land. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Mineralization is a Cr deposit hosted in dunite. Associated rocks include diorite. Local rocks include ultramafic rocks, chiefly Mesozoic, unit 1 (Trinity Ophiolite).

Production data are found in: Wells & Hawkes (1965).

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Averill, Charles V. (1939), Mineral resources of Shasta County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division of Mines (Report 35): 35(2): 184.

Wells, F.G. and Hawkes, H.E. (1965) Chromite deposits of Shasta, Tehama, Trinity and Humboldt counties, California. California Division Mines and Geology Bulletin 134, part 1, chapter 3: 144, 156-157.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10043447.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060890264.

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