The Buckeye 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: 44.84333, -118.16417
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Buckeye MRDS details
District: Cracker Creek
Land ownership: Private
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Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
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
Analytical Data: PERCENT OF SULFIDES IS LOW
Comment (Location): ABOUT 2 MILES NORTHEAST OF BOURNE ON THE ROCK CREEK-CRACKER CREEK DIVIDE.
Comment (Production): ESTIMATED AT $6,000 TO 1931.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 7 ADITS TOTALLING 4,000 FEET. ESTIMATED AT $6,000 TO 1931.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: MAIN VEIN CONSISTS OF ARGILLITE BRECCIA CEMENTED WITH QUARTZ.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI, BULL 61 , P. 73 .
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI, BULL. 14 - A, P. 35 .
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND OTHERS, 1982, MAP OF THE GEOLOGY AND GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE BOURNE QUADRANGLE, BAKER AND GRANT COUNTIES, OREGON; ODGMI MAP GMS-19
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