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Lucky Boy Mine (Red Cut Mine), Shasta Dam, East Shasta Copper - Zinc District, Klamath Mts, Shasta Co., California, USA

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A former lode Au mine located in sec. 15, T33N, R5W, MDM (coordinates estimated) 0.2 km (800 feet) ENE of Shasta Dam, on Bureau of Reclamation land (Shasta Lake) and National Forest land. The property is (was) comprised of 7 claims. Property is now inundated beneath Shasta Lake. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Mineralization is hosted in rhyolite. The ore body is podiform in shape with a depth-to-top of 0.0 meters. Numerous quartz stringers, 1 inch to a few inches thick, with various strikes and dips, contain ore pockets.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of a 200 foot adit, shallow shafts and open cuts.

Production data are found in: Averill (1933).

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2 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

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Averill, Charles V. (1933), Gold deposits of the Redding-Weaverville quadrangles: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 29): 29: 34.

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

Lydon, Philip Andrew and O’Brien, J.C. (1974) Mines and mineral resources of Shasta County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology County Report 6, 154 pp.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10034452 & 10286453.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060890214.

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