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Reese and Jones Mine, Table Mountain, Golden Summit District, Butte Co., California, USA

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A placer Au occurrence/mine (drift) located in sec. 29, T25N, R5E, MDM, 2.3 km (7,700 feet) NNW of Table Mountain (coordinates of record), in the headwaters area of the East Fork Chance Creek, on National Forest land. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Local rocks include Paleozoic marine rocks, undivided, unit 6 (Northwestern Sierra Nevada).

The channel is from 75-100 feet wide and the gravel is up to 5 feet thick. It consists mostly of slate pebbles in sub-angular fragments, some of them 1 or 2 feet in diameter. Very little smooth wash was visible. The gravel is well cemented and the gold is mostly coarse.

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References

Turner, Henry Ward (1898a), Description of the gold belt; description of the Bidwell Bar sheet: USGS Geologic Atlas, Bidwell Bar folio (No. 43), 6 pp.

Lindgren, Waldemar (1911), The Tertiary gravels of the Sierra Nevada of California: USGS Professional Paper 73, 226 pp.: 96-97.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10091966 & 10284387.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060070214.

 
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