Chloride

The Chloride is a lead, gold, silver, copper, arsenic, and zinc 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: Chloride  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead, Gold, Silver, Copper, Arsenic, Zinc

Lat, Long: 44.86083, -118.12278

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Chloride MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Chloride


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Arsenic
Primary: Zinc


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 Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): ELEVATION 5,500 TO 6,000 FEET

Comment (Workings): POOR DEVELOPMENT RECORD. INCLUDES 3 ADITS WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF DRIFTS. IT IS SAID THAT THERE WERE TWO MILLS ON PROPERTY, BOTH DESTROYED BY LANDSLIDES.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: VEIN NEAR CONTACT OF ARGILLITE AND GRANODIORITE SMALL ZENOLITHS OF ARGILLITE WITH QUARTZ; OPEN VUGS IN QUARTZ.


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI, BULL. 61 , P. 82 .

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI, BULL. 14 - A, P. 86 .


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