California Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001960
MRDS ID A012799
Record type Site
Current site name California Mine
Alternate or previous names Connolly and Jenson
Related records 10136063

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.45247, 64.76957 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-248, LOC. 3. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Antimony Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Stibnite Ore
Oligoclase Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.45247, 64.76957

Comments on the geologic information

  • SHEAR ZONE TRACED FOR 3 MI; TRANSVERSE TO SCHISTOSITY OF COUNTRY ROCK AND CROSSCUTS SET OF BARREN QUARTZ VEINS WITH N 40 DEGREES E STRIKE AND 50 DEGREES SE DIP; MINERALIZED "VEIN" IS PARALLEL TO CONTACT WITH DOMINANTLY MARBLE UNIT 300 FT TO THE E.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1908
Year of last production 1916

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the production information

  • 38 TONS OF ORE MILLED, 1915-16, USGS BULLETIN 662, P. 427.

Comments on the workings information

  • DEVELOPED BY 70 FT SHAFT INCLINED 60 DEGREES, AND 12 FT OPEN CUT, CAVED AND/OR WATER-FILLED BY 1920; 3 STAMP-MILL IN USE, 1915-16, HAD A RATED CAPACITY OF 10-12 TPD; MOST ORE MINED FROM OPEN-CUT.

Comments on development

  • MOST DEVELOPMENT WAS BEFORE 1916; USBM DATA: 2 LODE CLAIMS, ENTRY YEAR 1974, LAST ACTIVITY 1982, AK-KX-52-118.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012799

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 345, P. 233.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 379, P. 280-282.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 533, P. 131-132, 134.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 592, P. 402.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 662, P. 426-427.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 722, P. 185, 253-255.

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-248, LOC. 3.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 1246, P. 122.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 32, LOC. 414.

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRCULAR 967, TABLE 6, P. 28.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-22

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PYRITE, ARSENOPYRITE, AND FREE GOLD IN 4-FT WIDE ZONE OF SHATTERED QUARTZ AND SCHIST ADJACENT TO SHEAR ZONE TRENDING N 15 DEGREES W; AU CONTENT OF ORE MAINLY IN SULFIDES; STIBNITE VEINS UP TO 2 IN THICK ALSO REPORTED; MO AND W DETECTED IN ASSAYS; MANGANITE(?) IN GOUGE.
Deposit TOTAL PRODUCTION PROBABLY LESS THAN 100 TONS OF ORE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-SEP-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey