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Vine Oak occurrence, Copper Hill, South Fork District, Klamath Mts, Trinity Co., California, USA

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A Cu-Au occurrence located in sec. 35, T1N, R7E and in sec. 2, T1S, R7E, HM, 1.3 km (4,400 feet) SW of Copper Hill, in the headwaters area of Little Bear Wallow Creek, on National Forest land. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Mineralization is hosted in diorite. The ore is of fair grade. Local rocks include Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 5 (Klamath Mountains) and/or Jurassic marine rocks, unit 1 (Western Sierra Nevada and Western Klamath Mountains).

Workings include underground openings comprised of short tunnels (some development work).

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References

Aubury, Lewis E. (1908), The copper resources of California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 50: 143.

Brown, G. Chester (1913), The Counties of Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 14): 14(4): 852.

Eric, J.C. (1948), Copper in California: California Division of Mines Bulletin 144: 351.

Irwin, W.P. (1960) Geologic reconnaissance of the northern Coast Ranges and Klamath Mountains, California; with a Summary of the Mineral Resources; California Division of Mines Bulletin 179, 80 pp.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10034211 & 10117336.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0061050274.

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