Crown Point Mine

The Crown Point Mine is a gold, silver, and arsenic mine located in Baker county, Oregon.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Crown Point Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Arsenic

Lat, Long: 44.85833, -118.28833

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Crown Point Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Crown Point Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Arsenic


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cable Cove


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ELEVEN MILES FROM SUMPTER

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: SHEAR ZONE AS MUCH AS 4 FEET IN WIDTH IN GRANODIORITE CONTAINS QUARTZ SEAMS AND SCATTERING OF PYRITE AND ARSENOPYRITE

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 1800 FEET OF TUNNELS


References

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI, BULL. 14 - A, P. 18 .

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C. AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 70 .


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