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Minneshasta Mine (Brackett Mine), Kett, Shasta District, Klamath Mts, Shasta Co., California, USA

Latitude: 40°35'38"N
Longitude: 122°27'23"W
A former Au mine located 1.6 km (5,300 feet) SSE of Kett and 3.1 km (1.9 miles) ESE of Shasta. Discovered in 1890. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

Mineralization is a vein deposit. The ore body strikes N and dips 90 (vertically) at a length of 914.4 meters. The quartz vein averages 6½ feet in thickness. Local rocks include Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 4 (Klamath Mountains and Northern Sierra Nevada) and/or Paleozoic metavolcanic rocks, unit 1 (Eastern Klamath Mountains).

Workings include surface and underground openings with an overall depth of 91.44 meters. They are comprised of surface cuts and 3 adit levels. The lower is 1,800 feet long, the middle is 700 and the upper is 110 feet. Total drifts are 250 feet.

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1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.

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Laizure, Clyde McK (1921), Shasta County: Redding field division: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 17): 17: 52_.

Averill, Charles V. (1939), Mineral resources of Shasta County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division of Mines (Report 35): 35(2): 185.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10034460 & 10141198.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060890204.

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