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Red Hill Mine, Virginia Point, Coulterville District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa Co., California, USA

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A former Au-Cu occurrence/mine located in secs. 13 & 14, T3S, R16E, MDM, 1.3 km (4,100 feet) WNW of Virginia Point (coordinates of record) and 3.9 km (2.4 miles) E of Horseshoe Bend Mountain (coordinates of record), along Coe Gulch. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters. Said to be located near the "Mother Lode," 4 miles SE of Coulterville. The reference also shows the Virginia Mine as being similarly located, so this mine must be near the Virginia.

This deposit occurs on the contact of serpentine and diabase. The ore is gold-bearing copper sulphurets. Local rocks include ultramafic rocks, chiefly Mesozoic, unit 2 (Western Sierra Nevada and Klamath Mountains).

Workings include unspecified underground openings.

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References

Crawford, James John (1894), Twelfth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. (Report 12): 12: 175.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10030862 & 10140277.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060430625.

 
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