Bull Run

The Bull Run is a gold and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 5,400 feet.

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: Bull Run  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.38694, -118.25417

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Bull Run MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bull Run
Secondary: Hollywood Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Upper Burnt River


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: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1880
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): NE1/4 OF THE NE1/4

Comment (Production): BULK OF PRODUCTION WAS FROM A 'POCKET' IN THE GLORY HOLE AREA. OUTPUT HAS BEEN ABOUT $10,000, MOSTLY IN 1928-1930.

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 1200 FEET OF TUNNELS, A GLORY HOLE, AND 3 SHALLOW SHAFTSBULK OF PRODUCTION WAS FROM A 'POCKET' IN THE GLORY HOLE AREA. OUTPUT HAS BEEN ABOUT $10,000, MOSTLY IN 1928-1930.

Comment (Geology): PROSPECT IS NEAR CONTACT OF INTRUSIVE ROCKS WITH MINE RIDGE SCHIST ; GEOL.DESC: MINERALIZATION IN CONTACT ZONE BETWEEN TUREMAN RANCH DIORITE AND PINE RIDGE SCHIST


References

Reference (Deposit): LOWRY, W. D., 1968, GEOLOGY OF THE IRONSIDE MTN. QUADRANGLE, OREGON: ODGMI OPEN-FILE REPORT, P. 71

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 98 .

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 156 .

Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N. S., 1946, BULL RUN MINE: ODGMI UNPUBLISHED REPORT


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