Argonaut

The Argonaut is a gold and silver 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: Argonaut  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.85639, -118.22639

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Argonaut MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Argonaut
Secondary: Wilmot
Secondary: Hemler
Secondary: George E


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cracker Creek


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Norvan
Years: 1981 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
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
Physiographic Detail: Blue Mountains


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: Early Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Geology): PREMINERAL APLITE AND GRANODIORITE PORPHYRY DIKES. ; GEOL.DESC: ORE ZONES ARE ABRUPTLY DISCONTINOUS.

Comment (Location): NW 1/4, ABOUT 4.5 MILES BY ROAD NORTHWEST OF THE COLUMBIA MINE.

Comment (Production): SMALL SHIPMENTS MADE DURING 1937-1941 PERIOD.

Comment (Development): CROSSCUT BEING EXTENDED IN SUIMMER 1981

Comment (Deposit): TWO VEINS EXPLORED

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 2,000 FT. OF DRIFTS FROM 2 ADIT LEVELSSMALL SHIPMENTS MADE DURING 1937-1941 PERIOD.


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, O.D.G.M.I., BULL 61 , P. 72 .

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI, BULL. 14 - A, P. 34 .

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


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