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Sutter Mill Bar and River placer (Old Sutter Mill site), Coloma, Coloma Mining District, West Belt, El Dorado Co., California, USAi
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Sutter Mill Bar and River placer (Old Sutter Mill site)Placer
Coloma- not defined -
Coloma Mining DistrictMining District
West Belt- not defined -
El Dorado Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° 48' 11'' North , 120° 53' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
Coloma529 (2011)0.4km
Cold Springs446 (2011)7.0km
Placerville10,650 (2017)11.4km
Georgetown2,367 (2011)12.4km
Auburn Lake Trails3,426 (2011)13.5km

A placer Au occurrence located in the NW¼SW¼ sec. 17, T11N, R10E, MDM, on state land. Operated by W. D. Othick C/O C. A. Carver (1926). Property contains 11 acres. Site of Sutter's Mill in 1848. Probably now included in the Gold Discovery Site State Park, shown on USGS quadrangle Coloma, California, topo map (1950). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

Local rocks include Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges).

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Formula: Au
Description: Placer material.
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10092101 & 10236021.

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Logan, Clarence August (1926), El Dorado County: California Mining Bureau. (Report 22): 22: 434.
USGS quadrangle Coloma, California, topo map (1950).
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10092101 & 10236021.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060170428.

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