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Rose Kimberly Mine, Rescue area, Deer Valley District, West Belt, El Dorado Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 44' 13'' North , 120° 58' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.7369444444, -120.968055556
A former lode Au-Pb-Cu mine located in sec. 10 and in the SW¼ sec. 11, T10N, R9E, MDM, 3.2 km (2.0 miles) NNW of Rescue and 3.6 km (2.2 miles) ESE of Mormon Hill (coordinates of record), on the divide between Pinchem Creek and Jayhawk Creek, SW of Weber Creek, ESE of the Deer Valley School (4½ miles NNW of Shingle Springs), on private land. Operated by Hattie M. Grien. Operated in 1895 and again in 1938. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

Mineralization is a vein deposit. The vein is in the form of lenses, one 40 feet wide by 20 inches average thickness; another, 120 feet from the first lens, is 55 feet wide with a thickness of 2 feet. Both vein walls appear to be gabbro. Quartz includes minerals and brecciated country rock. Another vein to the W strikes N83E with a thickness of 1½ to 2 feet. Local rocks include Mesozoic gabbroic rocks, unit 2 (undivided).

Workings include underground openings comprised of an inclined shaft reported to extend down 220 feet with levels at 60, 120 & 220 feet. The 60 foot level is caved. The 120 foot level was extended 300 feet in 1938.

Production data are found in: Clark, Wm. B. & D.W. Carlson (1956).

A small amount of Au was produced in 1895.

Two samples from the Fe-sulfide narrow bands were stated to assay $5 and $1 (period values) per ton.

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5 entries listed. 5 valid minerals.

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Logan, Clarence August (1938), Mineral resources of El Dorado County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 34): 34(3): 247, 248, 267.

Clark, Wm. B. & D.W. Carlson (1956), Mines and mineral resources of El Dorado County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 52(4): 529.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10006833, 10092031 & 10260192.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060170104.

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