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Snows Mine, Table Mountain, Golden Summit District, Butte Co., California, USA

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A former placer Au mine located in sec. 4 & in the NW¼NW¼ sec. 9, T24N, R5E, MDM, 1.8 km (5,800 feet) S of Table Mountain (coordinates of record), near the Plumas County line, on National Forest land. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters.

Mineralization is a placer Au deposit hosted in auriferous gravels. The gold recovered from the Snow Gravel Mine, on granite, seems to have been derived largely from the slates about gravel range. Local rocks include Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges) and/or Tertiary volcanic flow rocks, unit 17 (Cascade Range).

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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.: 94-97.

Haley, C.S. (1923) Gold placers of California. California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 92, 167 pp.: 103.

Clark, Wm. B. (1970a) Gold districts of California: California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 193.

U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report MLA 55-83 (1983); Buck Lake - Chips Creek Roadless Area Review & Evaluation (RARE II) Areas.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10028496 & 10284494.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060070209.

 
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