The Mountain View 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.
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.87, -118.20250
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Mountain View MRDS details
Primary: Mountain View
District: Cracker Creek
Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Physiographic Detail: Blue Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Location): SE 1/4, 4 MILES NORTH BOURNE
Comment (Production): $100,000 BETWEEN 1904 AND 1906
Comment (Development): MILL WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 1907
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 2 ADITS AND A 100 FOOT SHAFT.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: VEIN IN ARGILLITE NEAR CONTACT WITH YOUNGER GRANODIORITE. VEIN FILLING IS SILICIFIED ARGILLITE BRECCIA AND GOUGE CUT BY QUARTZ SEAMS. THE ORE CONSISTS OF VEINS AND DISSEMINATIONS.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND OTHERS, 1981, MAP OF THE GEOLOGY AND GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE BOURNE QUADRANGLE, BAKER AND GRANT COUNTIES, OREGON; ODGMI MAP GMS-19
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939; ODGMI BULL. 14-A, P.37
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND RAMP, L., 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON; ODGMI BULL. 61, P.76
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