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Shasta Lake Heritage & Historical Society

Shasta County was one of those areas affected by gold and silver and then base metals, especially copper. This video is not a documentary on mining . It covers only a few of the mines in our county, and were chosen, not by their importance, but by the photographs and stories that folks have shared with us - wonderful photos taken during the Copper Boom in the 1900''s.

Shasta County''s Afterthought Mine is fading away

 · Shasta County''s Afterthought Mine is fading away. Located in the town of Ingot, less than 20 miles east of Redding along Highway 299, are the remains of an abandoned copper mine called the Afterthought Mine. What was once one of Shasta County''s most prosperous copper mines, is now nothing more than a dilapidated structure and a fleeting ...

Shasta Iron Company group (Shasta Iron Mine and California …

Shasta Iron Company group (Shasta Iron Mine and California Consolidated Mine), Heroult, East Shasta Copper - Zinc Mining District, Klamath Mountains, Shasta Co., California, USA : An former Fe-Cu mine/deposit located in sec. 26, T34N, R4W, MDM, on the ...

Mercury dispersion halos as ore guides for massive sulfide deposits, West Shasta district, California …

In the West Shasta district, California, flat-lying deposits of massive pyrite containing chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena, and tetrahedrite occur within a section of unmineralized rhyolites and tuffs. Mercury was determined in residual soils derived from apparently unmineralized rocks at stratigraphic levels from 50 to 200 feet over known ore at the Early , Keystone, and Mammoth mines. In ...

Copper City – Western Mining History

The Copper City is a copper, gold, silver, and zinc mine located in Shasta county, California at an elevation of 1,299 feet. About the MRDS Data: All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other ...

6.3 MINERALS 6.3.1 Introduction and Purpose

6.3.01 6.3 MINERALS 6.3.1 Introduction and Purpose Mining and mineral resources are important to the economy of Shasta County and also to the daily lives of all of our citizens. Each person in Shasta County requires about 20 tons of freshly mined non-fuel ...

California Copper Mining Districts: Shasta and Sierra foothills

The copper deposits which have been actively mined and smelted since 1895 are found in a number of districts in Shasta County, California; among the more prominent mines are the Iron Mountain, Bully Hill, Mammoth, and Balaklala. The production of copper …

Iron Mountain Mine Superfund Site and the Shasta Mining District

•Shasta Mining District, watershed challenges Future •4,400 acre property •Mined 1890-1963 for copper, zinc, gold, silver, and pyrite ... Dissolved Copper at Shasta Dam Outlet, 2010-2015 IMM Compliance Point = 5.6 ug/L Shasta Lake TMDL Limit = 1.3 ug/L ...

Copper City was gold, silver and copper mining town

 · Copper was found in Shasta County in 1857, first noted publicly in 1859, and mined the first time in 1862 at Copper City (then known as Williams), but abandoned because of meager profits. A second mining boom erupted between 1861 and 1963 when new ore discoveries were made.

A volcanogenic interpretation for massive sulfide origin, West …

The Devonian massive sulfide ore deposits of the West Shasta district, California, have produced copper, zinc, gold, silver, and sulfur since 1897. An island-are setting is suggested for the volcanic host-rock sequence beginning with submarine lavas of the Copley Greenstone and succeeded by a thick and elongate accumulation of Balaklala Rhyolite.

Bully Hill and Rising Star Mines — Vestra

 · Mine Remediation and Passive Treatment - East Shasta Mining District, Shasta County, California Shasta County was a leading producer of copper in the United States between 1900 and 1920. Following the closure of the local copper mines in the early 1920s, acid rock drainage (ARD) from the closed mines was identified as a major source of metals contamination in the Sacramento River.

Gold Mining in California – Shasta County

Shasta County was not only known for California gold but also as being the single most important county for copper production in the United States and was called heavily upon during World War II. While other places ceased mining production and declared as non-essential, Copper Mining was essential and there was an increased effort to recover copper from the United States because copper was in ...

California-Mines

The copper deposits which have been actively mined and smelted since 1895 are found in a number of districts in Shasta County, California; among the more prominent mines are the Iron Mountain, Bully Hill, Mammoth, and Balaklala.

PacificNG

 · I n 1904 the United States Mining and Smelting Company acquired the Mammoth group of copper-gold mining claims in Shasta County, California. They then formed the Mammoth Copper Mining Company to develop the property. The next year the company built a smelter near Kennett (m.p.276) on the Southern Pacific''s Shasta Line.

Exploring Shasta County history by Jeremy M. Tuggle: SILVER …

 · Copper was also discovered, that year, at the nearby Copper Hill mine, but it lacked mining activity until it was owned and operated by Marcus H. Peck in 1873. During 1863, a water ditch was dug from North Cow Creek to the above area which imported water to a blast furnace.

Copper City – Western Mining History

Geology and base-metal deposits of West Shasta copper-zinc district, Shasta County, California Series title Professional Paper Series number 285 DOI 10.3133/pp285 Edition-Year Published 1956 Language ENGLISH Description 156 p. Google Analytic Metrics