Dry Creek Manganese

The Dry Creek Manganese is a manganese 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: Dry Creek Manganese  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 44.71889, -118.27528

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Dry Creek Manganese MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Dry Creek Manganese
Secondary: Ranes Prospect
Secondary: Black Cap Group


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Greenhorn


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

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Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1956
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^27.9% Mn


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Psilomelane
Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Manganite


Comments

Comment (Geology): MANGANESE MINERALS TYPICALLY FILL IRREGULAR FRACTURES AND OTHER OPEN SPACES IN CHERT ; GEOL.DESC: MANGANESE OCCURS IN QUARTZ BRECCIA AND AS MANGANESE STAINED QUARTZ.

Comment (Location): ON DRY CREEK ABOUT 5 MILES BY ROAD NORTH OF WHITNEY

Comment (Deposit): PROSPECTS CONSIST OF PODS OR LENSES AND IRREGULAR, VEIN-LIKE MASSES WITH RESTRICTED STRIKE LENGTH.

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY SHALLOW OPEN CUTS


References

Reference (Deposit): LIBBY, F. W., ET. AL, 1942 , MANGANESE IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 17 , P. 56 .

Reference (Deposit): APPLING, R.N., 1959, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF NORTHEASTERN OREGON, USBM REPT. OF INV. 5472, P. 18

Reference (Deposit): 1953 RECO


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