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Rainbow Mines (Rainbow No. 1 Mine; Rainbow No. 2 Mine; Rainbow No. 3 Mine; Rainbow No. 4 Mine; Rainbow prospect), Bonanza King lookout, Bonanza King, Trinity Fork District (Trinity District), Trinity Mts, Klamath Mts, Trinity Co., California, USA

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A group of former Cu mines located in secs. 16 & 36, T37N, R7W, MDM, 4.6 km (2.9 miles) WSW of Bonanza King lookout and 2.3 km (7,400 feet) E of Carrville, along Copper Creek. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

Mineralization includes Cu carbonates hosted in dacite. The ore body strikes NW and dips 0 at a thickness of 0.61 meters. The quartz is described as white and sugary. Local rocks include schist of various types and ages, unit 7 (Klamath Mountains).

Workings include surface and underground operations. The overburden was worked with a hydraulic giant with a 2-3 inch nozzle. There was a small millsite.

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References

Logan, Clarence August (1926), El Dorado, Shasta and Trinity Counties: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 22): 22(2): 24-25.

Averill, Charles V. (1933), Gold deposits of the Redding-Weaverville quadrangles: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 29): 29: 45.

Averill, Charles V. (1941), Mineral resources of Trinity County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 37): 37(1): 55.

O’Brien, J.C. (1965) Mines and mineral resources of Trinity County, California. Caifornia Division of Mines and Geology County Report 4: 125 pp.: 61-62.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 228.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10035878 & 10280957.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0061050153.

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