The Dry Creek Manganese is a manganese mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Manganese
Lat, Long: 44.71889, -118.27528
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Dry Creek Manganese MRDS details
Primary: Dry Creek Manganese
Secondary: Ranes Prospect
Secondary: Black Cap Group
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^27.9% Mn
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
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
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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