Belle of Baker Mine

The Belle of Baker Mine is a gold and silver 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: Belle of Baker Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.82083, -118.25722

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Belle of Baker Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Belle of Baker Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cracker Creek


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: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


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

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Early Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVERAGE GRADE OF ORE IS LOW.
Analytical Data: GOLD LARGELY FREE


Materials

Ore: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: THE VEIN OUTCROPS IN GRANODIORITE BUT ARGILLITE LOCALLY FORMS THE HANGING-WALL IN THE BELLE OF BAKER WORKINGS.; HR.AGE.MV: GRANODIORI

Comment (Production): $400,000 PRIOR TO 1931

Comment (Workings): 385-FOOT SHAFT AND 2,000 FEET OF DRIFTS ON 4 LEVELS. $400,000 PRIOR TO 1931

Comment (Location): A FEW HUNDRED FEET WEST OF MAMMOTH MINE AND ON THE SAME VEIN


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI, BULL. 61 , P. 72 .

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI, BULL. 14 - A, P. 34 .


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