The Golden Eagle is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.70028, -118.47056
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Golden Eagle MRDS details
Primary: Golden Eagle
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Middle Triassic
Analytical Data: HIGH GRADE POCKETS. GOLD 850 FINE.
Comment (Location): E 1/2
Comment (Production): ESTIMATED AT $75,000.
Comment (Workings): 3 ADITS AND AN INTERMEDIATE DRIFT TOTALLING 2600 FEET AND A SHAFT 75 FEET BELOW LOWEST LEVEL. ESTIMATED AT $75,000.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: BRANCHING MINERALIZED FRACTURES AND LARGE FAULTS WITH VERY SMOOTH AND WELL-DEFINED SLICKENSIDES ORE IS OXIDIZED.
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939, ODGMI BULL. 14-A, P.54
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND RAMP, L., 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI BULL. 61, P.112.
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