The Listen Lake Mine is a gold and copper mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper
Lat, Long: 44.66861, -118.49361
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Listen Lake Mine MRDS details
Primary: Listen Lake Mine
Secondary: Gold Bullion
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past 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: A FRACTION OF AN OUNCE OF GOLD TO THE TON.
Analytical Data: FEW PERCENT COPPER
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: ALTERED GABBRO INTRUDES ARGILLITE SERIES; SILICIFIED SHEAR ZONE IN GABBRO HAS BEEN CRUSHED AND SMALL AMTS. OF SULFIDES HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED ALONG FRACTURES. ZONE OF OXIDATION IS SHALLOW.
Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT REPORTEDLY RESEMBLES THE VOLCANOGENIC COPPER-GOLD DEPOSITS IN THE EAGLE CREEK AND HOMESTEAD DISTRICTS.
Comment (Location): SW 1/4
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY A SHAFT 120 FEET DEEP.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND RAMP, L., 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI BULL. 61, P.114
Reference (Deposit): PERKINS, J.M., 1976, GEOLOGY OF THE GREENHORN QUAD. AND THE N.W. PORTION OF THE WHITNEY QUAD., BAKER AND GRANT COUNTIES, OREGON; UNIV. OREGON MS. THESIS, P.90
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939, ODGMI BULL. 14-A,P.55
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