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Ohio Mine (3), Argentine Rock, Genesee Valley District (Genesee District), Plumas Copper Belt, Plumas Co., California, USA

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A former Au-Cu-Ag-Pb mine located in sec. 19, T24N, R11E, MDM, 3.2 km (2.0 miles) SW of Argentine Rock, along Squirrel Creek, on National Forest land. Operated 1928-1942. MRDS database accuracy for this location is not stated.

Local rocks include Paleozoic metavolcanic rocks, unit 2 (Northeastern Sierra Nevada).

Production data are found in: Goodwin, J.G. (1957): 597. Production statistics for 1942 totaled ore reduced to 15,000 tons of Au concentrate from which Cu & Pb were recovered as by-products.

Workings included underground openings. totaling 1,645.92 meters in length and an overall depth of 60.96 meters. They consisted of a 200 foot deep vertical shaft, 4,000 feet of drifts and a 900 foot tunnel plus 300 feet of raises.

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Eric, J.C. (1948), Copper in California: California Division of Mines Bulletin 144: 288-289.

Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1957) Lead and zinc in California. California Journal of Mines and Geology, Division of Mines (Report 53): 53(3&4): 597.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10077097 & 10188453.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060630

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