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Headlight Mine (Headlight Consolidated Mine), Carrville, Carrville District, Klamath Mts, Trinity Co., California, USA

Latitude: 41°3'21"N
Longitude: 122°42'12"W
A former lode Au-Cr-Ag-Cu-Fe-Pb-Mn mine located in secs. 20 & 21, T37N, R7W, MDM, 1.0 km (3,300 feet) S of Carrville, on National Forest land. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

Mineralization is a replacement deposit hosted in dacite, porphyry and greenstone. Ore controls included shear zones. Meta-basaltic or greenstone dikes intrude dacite porphyry. Both are cut by later lamprophyre or vogesite dikes. The ore contained much free Au and was iron stained. Local rocks include Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 4 (Eastern Klamath Mountains).

Workings include surface and underground openings. Overburden was removed by hydraulicking. Several adits were driven, one 350 feet long, plus open cuts, raises and drifts.

Oxidized ore was treated by cyanidization. No other production record was found.

Production data are found in: Brown (1913).

Reserve-resource data are found in: Logan (1926).

Operating costs were about $2.40 per ton (period values).

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3 entries listed. 3 valid minerals.

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MacDonald, Donald Francis (1913), Notes on the gold lodes of the Carrville district, Trinity County, California: USGS Bulletin 530-D: 17-21.

Brown, G. Chester (1913), The Counties of Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 14): 14(4): 892-893.

Logan, Clarence August (1926), El Dorado, Shasta and Trinity Counties: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 22): 22(2): 22-23.

Averill, Charles V. (1941), Mineral resources of Trinity County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 37): 37(1): 43.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10106547 & 10263488.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #006105

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