The Banzette is a gold, copper, zinc, and lead mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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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.
Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper, Zinc, Lead
Lat, Long: 44.70444, -118.50833
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Banzette MRDS details
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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
Analytical Data: HIGH-GRADE ORE
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: QUARTZ VEINLETS AND SULPHIDE MINERALS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ MONZONITE PORPHYRY DIKES.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY A 1600-FOOT ADIT TO A SHAFT 100 FEET DEEP.
Comment (Location): NW 1/4
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 110 .
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1941 , ODGMI, BULL. 14 - B, P. 68 .
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI, BULL. 14 - A, P. 53 .
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