The Argonaut Claims is a silver and gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 7,500 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2,286 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 44.91667, -118.23333
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Argonaut Claims MRDS details
Primary: Argonaut Claims
District: Unorganized (Bourne)
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J. T., 1941 , PRELIMINARY GEOL. MAP, SUMPTER QUAD., OREGON DEPT. GEOL. & MIN. INDUSTRIES, PORTLAND, OREGON.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, LEN, 1968 , GOLD & SILVER IN OREGON: OREGON STATE DEPT. GEOL. & MINERAL INDUSTRIES, BULL 61 , PAGE 72 .
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