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North Star Mine (1), Grouse Mountain, South Fork Silver District, West Shasta Copper - Zinc District, Klamath Mts, Shasta Co., California, USA

Latitude: 40°32'38"N
Longitude: 122°34'34"W
A former lode Au mine located in sec. 18 and/or 23, T31N, R6W, MDM, 2.9 km (9,400 feet) NE of Grouse Mountain (coordinates of record), along the South Fork Clear Creek, about 2¼ - 3 miles NE of Igo. Property is comprised of 1 claim. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters. NOTE: There are 3 MRDS files which apparently pertain to this location. MRDS file #10103035 states that the section (18) is projected, and may account for a possible discrepancy in the T&R values regarding the section.

Mineralization is hosted in slate and granitoid rocks. The ore body strikes N20E and dips W at a thickness of 0.91 meters. Quartz carries abundant sulphides. Local rocks include Paleozoic metavolcanic rocks, unit 1 (Eastern Klamath Mountains) and/or Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 5 (Klamath Mountains).

Workingas include underground openings and are comprised of a shaft 90 feet deep on one short ore shoot.

Production: A little high-grade ore was extracted.

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1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.

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Crawford, James John (1894), Twelfth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. (Report 12): 12: 253.

Brown, G. Chester (1916b), Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity Counties: California Mining Bureau. (Report 14): 14(4): 796.

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 crib list, November 4, 1981.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10034470, 10117011, & 10103035.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060890567.

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