Wright and Van Mead

The Wright and Van Mead is a gold 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: Wright and Van Mead  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.86639, -118.12667

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Wright and Van Mead MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wright and Van Mead
Secondary: Model
Secondary: Mammoth and Silver Tip Claims


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Rock 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: Occurrence
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

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 5 TUNNELSNO PRODUCTION RECORD.

Comment (Location): S 1/2

Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION RECORD.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: VEIN IS NEAR CONTACT OF MEDIUM-GRAINED BIOTITE GRANODIORITE TO REACH THE CONTACT OF THE INTRUSIVE WITH ARGILLITE. CONTACT IS GRADATIONAL; CHLORITE-MICA SCHIST GRADING OUT INTO DENSE ARGILLITE. VEIN FILLING IS PYRITIFEROUS TALC-CLAY GOUGE AND QUARTZ.


References

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL 14 - A, P. 90


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