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Fellowcraft Mine (Bode Mine; Veritas Mine), San Andreas, San Andreas District, Mother Lode Belt, Calaveras Co., California, USA

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A former lode Au mine located in the NE¼ (estimated) sec. 17, T4N, R12E, MDM, 2.8 km (9,200 feet) NNE of San Andreas. Operated in 1852, and worked intermittently during the 1860's, 1870's, 1880's, 1890's & 1900's. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters.

Mineralization is a vein deposit hosted in schist and amphibolite. The ore body strikes NW and dips NE at a thickness of 2.44 meters. Calaveras slate lies just to the E. There are 2 principal vein systems 100 to 135 feet apart. Each is comprised of quartz stringers. The W vein averages 2 feet thick and the E vein is 4 to 8 feet thick. Local rocks include Paleozoic metavolcanic rocks, unit 4 (Western Sierra Nevada Foothills).

Workings include underground openings comprised of a 230 foot inclined shaft (54 degrees incline) sunk on the W vein and with levels at 50, 100 and 200 feet. Crosscuts extend to the E vein on the 100 and 200 levels. There is also an adit on the W vein.

Production data are found in: Logan, Clarence August (1934), and, Clark, Wm. B. & P.A. Lydon (1962).

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References

Logan, Clarence August (1934), Mother Lode Gold Belt of California: California Division Mines Bulletin 108, 221 pp.: 138-139, Pl. 6.

Logan, Clarence August and Franke, H. (1936), Mines and Mineral Resources of Calaveras Co.: California Division of Mines, California Journal of Mines & Geology, California Division of Mines (Report 32): 32(3): 304, Pl. 7.

Clark, Wm. B. & P.A. Lydon (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Calaveras County, California: California Division of Mines & Geology County Report 2; [… Geological Society of America Proceedings, 1933: 312-313, 1934]: 54, 150, Pl. B.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10028862 & 10162971.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060090453.

 
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