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Minersville placer, Minersville, Minersville District, Klamath Mts, Trinity Co., California, USA

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A former lacer Au-PGE (Pt) mine located in asec. 27, T35N, R8W, MDM, 2.9 km (9,400 feet) SS of the Minersville site and 4.0 km (2.5 miles) SSE of Estrellita, under Clair Engle Lake (1.5 miles upsteream from the Trinity Dam), near the former confluence of the main channel Trinity River and the Stuart Fork Trinity River, on Bureau of Reclamation land (Clair Engle Lake). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

Mineralization is a placer Au-PGE stream deposit (Deposit model code 119; USGS model code 39a; BC deposit profile C01. C02; Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE; Mark3 model number 54), hosted in Holocene gravels. The ore body is a stream sediments deposit. Controls for ore emplacement were stream hydraulics.

Related tectonic structures include: Klamath Mountains Accreted Terrane.

Workings included surface dredging operations.

Production data: Small by-product of Pt production reported.

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2 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

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Clark, Wm. B. (1970a) Gold districts of California: California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 193: 143-144.

Clark, Wm. B. (1970b) Platinum: California Division Mines and Geology Mineral Information Service: 23(6): 115-122: 116.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10117559 & 10038047.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0061050141.

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