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Canyon Placers Inc. claim, Dedrick, Canyon Creek District, Klamath Mts, Trinity Co., California, USA

Latitude: 40°51'11"N
Longitude: 123°2'16"W
A placer Au- (Mn [?]) occurrence/claim located in sec. 30, T35N, R10W, MDM, 1.1 km (3,600 feet) S of Dedrick, along the Big East Fork Canyon Creek, on National Forest land. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

Mineralization is a Au (Mn [?]) deposit hosted in red chert. The ore body is comprised of 2 beds 12 to 16 feet thick. Local rocks include schist of various types and ages, unit 7 (Klamath Mountains).

NOTE: The relevent MRDS file presents seemingly incoherent and unlikely data for this locality. It is stated to be a Au deposit but the description of the ore states that it is a lode Mn deposit. The owning corporation's name indicates that it is a placer mining firm (not conclusive), AND, the topo map reflects a large area stated to be a "mining area," consistent with a placer mining property. Further, the analytical data only refers to Mn content and trhe only non-MRDS reference is a publication related to Mn deposits.

Analytical data results: Ore to 54.5% Mn.

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References

Trengrove, Russell R. (1960), Reconnaissance of California Manganese Deposits, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 5579: 14, 15.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10165700.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0061050706.

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