Eagle's Nest Mine (Mystery Wind Mine), Sage Hill, Michigan Bluff Mining District (Michigan Bluff Mining deposit), Placer Co., California, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Eagle's Nest Mine (Mystery Wind Mine)||Mine|
|Michigan Bluff Mining District (Michigan Bluff Mining deposit)||Mining District|
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
39° 1' 24'' North , 120° 46' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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A lode Au occurrence/mine located in sec. 29 & in the SE¼ sec. 30, T14N, R11E, MDM, about 2.2 km SW of Sage Hill and about 8 km (4.8 miles) ENE of Foresthill, along Ladys Canyon, on French Meadow Road, on private land. The Eagle's Nest was a discovery pit at the top and some adits lower down in a five-level deposit of crystallized gold. The De Maria Mine is also on this deposit.
NOTE: Specifics regarding this mine's location are based on the data for the De Maria Mine at the lowest level of the same deposit.
The Mystery Wind Mine does not exist as a separate mine (Dona Leicht, pers. comm.) and was a made-up name used to conceal the origin of the specimens as was Eagle's Nest. (Wayne Leicht, pers. comm.) Both Mystery Wind and Eagle's Nest specimens are from the upper levels of the De Maria property and should be labelled Eagle's Nest as that was the published locality.
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Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Dolomite|
Habit: Small sharp octos to a cm, Dendrites, plates and wires to many cm
Description: Crystal cluster with milky quartz, 8 inches Many of the pure gold "floaters" were leached from quartz
Reference: MinRec.:20(5):387 & 31:20.
| ⓘ Pyrite|
Reference: No reference listed
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 1 - Elements|
|Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts|
|Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides|
|Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS|
|Metals, other than the Platinum Group|
|Group 2 - SULFIDES|
|AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2|
|Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES|
|Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks|
|Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with  coordinated Si|
List of minerals for each chemical element
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Mineralogical Record (1989) 20(5): 387.
Leicht, W. and Cook, R. (2004) The Eagle's Nest mine, Placer County, California. The Mineralogical Record, 35(1), 65-72.
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