The Oregon Chief is a gold, silver, zinc, and arsenic mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Zinc, Arsenic
Lat, Long: 44.85028, -118.28306
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Oregon Chief MRDS details
Primary: Oregon Chief
District: Cable Cove
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
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Location): SE 1/4
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL ADITS TOTALLING 1400 FEET.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: QUARTZ VEIN AS MUCH AS 4 FEET WIDE IN GRANODIORITE.
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI, BULL 14 - A, P. 21 .
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI, BULL 61 , P. 71 .
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