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Cat Town Mining District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa Co., California, USAi
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Cat Town Mining DistrictMining District
Mother Lode BeltBelt
Mariposa Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° North , 120° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~2km
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Location: This district is in northwestern Mariposa County at the site of the old mining camp of Cat Town. Although the Kinsley-Greeley Hill district adjoins it on the north and the Coulterville portion of the Mother Lode is on the west, this district is on a separate northwest-trending vein system. It may be on the same belt of mineralization as the Whitlock district to the southeast (see fig. 4). The height of mining activity here was in the 1880s and 1890s. The Gold Bug mine and several others were active in the 1930s,
and there has been some prospecting since. Also the area was recently prospected for molybdenum.

Geology: The deposits consist of gold-bearing quartz stringers in schist, slate, metachert, and greenstone. The values usually occur in small but rich pockets and are closely associated with albititc and diorite dikes. The deposits have not been mined to depths of greater than 100 feet.

Mines: The principal gold sources have been the Black Bart, Gold Bug, and White Porphyry Mines.

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4 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10031004.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Gold
Formula: Au
Quartz
Formula: SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
AuGold
Au GoldAu

References

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Turner, Henry Ward & F.L. Ransome (1897), Description of the gold belt; description of the Sonora sheet: USGS Geologic Atlas, Sonora folio (Folio No. 41), 7 pp.
Bowen, O.E., Jr. & C.H. Gray, Jr. (1957), Mines and mineral deposits of Mariposa County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 53(1&2): 181-183.

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