The Argonaut is a gold and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.85639, -118.22639
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Argonaut MRDS details
Secondary: George E
District: Cracker Creek
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: Norvan
Years: 1981 -
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: Associated Rock
Age Young: Early Cretaceous
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.
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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