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Peirano Mine (Santa Ana), Carson Hill, Carson Hill District (Melones District), Mother Lode Belt, Calaveras Co., California, USA

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A former lode Au-soapstone occurrence/mine located in the NE¼ (estimated) sec. 14, T2N, R13E, MDM, 0.5 km (0.3 mile) WNW of Carson Hill (town), along Carson Creek (2¾ miles SE of Angels Camp). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters.

Mineralization is a vein deposit on the Mother Lode, hosted in greenschist. The ore body strikes NW and dips NE with a 2 foot thick vein. Crude soapstone was treated and used for building stone. Local rocks include undivided pre-Cenozoic metavolcanic rocks, unit 2 (undivided).

Workings include underground openings with an overall depth of 30.48 meters and comprised of a 100 foot shaft.

Production data are found in: Clark, Wm. B. & P.A. Lydon (1962).

100 tons of tops stone shipped in November, 1927. No other production record was found.

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References

Crawford, James John (1896), Thirteenth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. (Report 13): 13: 115, 119.

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): 315.

Eric, J.H., A.A. Stromquist & C.M. Swinney (1955), Geology and mineral deposits of the Angels Camp and Sonora quadrangles, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, California: California Division Mines Special Report 41: 50, Pl. 3.

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]: 173, 215.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10029000, 10109165 & 10235768.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060090982.

 
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