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Lower Slide Creek placer, Virgin Creek Buttes, New River District, Salmon Mts, Klamath Mts, Trinity Co., California, USA

Latitude: 41°4'31"N
Longitude: 123°20'7"W
A placer Au occurrence located in secs. 13, 24, 25, 26 & 35, T8N, R7E, HM, 1.9 km (6,200 feet) NE of Virgin Creek Buttes (coordinates of record) along Eagle Creek, just N of its confluence with North Fork Eagle Creek, on Bureau of Land Management wilderness land (Trinity Alps Wilderness). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Local rocks include Paleozoic marine rocks, undivided, unit 9 (Western Klamath Mountains).

Reserve data: 2 unmined terraces in sec. 13 contain 100,000 cubic yards of material.

Mineral List

Gold


1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.

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References

Hotz, Preston Enslow, Thurber, H.K., Marks, L.Y., and Evans, R.K. (1972), Mineral resources of the Salmon-Trinity Alps Primitive Area, California: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1371-B, 267 pp.: 68-69, figure 12.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10287100.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0061050305.

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