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Compass occurrence, Peanut, Hayfork District, Klamath Mts, Trinity Co., California, USA

Latitude: 40°26'1"N
Longitude: 123°12'57"W
A Cr occurrence located in sec. 21, T30N, R12W, MDM (assumed spot at center SE¼, sec. 21), 5.5 km (3.4 miles) SW of Peanut, along Post Creek, on National Forest land (located claim). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 to 1,000 meters.

Mineralization is a Cr deposit. The ore body is lens-shaped, with an exposed outcrop. The deposit occurs in one of several dike-like peridotite bodies that are NW-trending across central to SW Trinity County. Local rocks include undated granitic rocks, unit 2 (Western Klamath Mountains).

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Averill, Charles V. (1941), Mineral resources of Trinity County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 37): 37(1): 76.

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: 169, 173, 181.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10098552 & 10165789.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0061050121.

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