Sheba Mine, California
The Queen of Sheba Mine is an extension of the Carbonate Mine ore zone that was discovered in 1907. Work at the Queen of Sheba began in the early 1920s and the mine exchanged ownership over the years. In the 1930's the mine was reported to have had only 3 tunnels working and in the late 1930's the ore was shipped via truck to Zabriskie for shipment to smelters in Salt Lake City.
In 1947 a floatation mill was built and was intended to treat 100 tons of ore a day. The mill included a jaw crusher, Marcy ball mill, agitators, floatation cells, and concentrating tables. Mining continued till about 1949 and in 1950 the property was leased to Goldfield Consolidated Mining Company till about 1953. Some drill samples were taken, but no new ore bodies were found.
The total production of the Queen of Sheba was reported to have been 16,000 tons of ore which yielded 5,000,000 lbs. of lead, 100,000 ozs. of silver, 1,500 ozs. of gold, and 146,000 lbs. of copper.
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