The North Pole is a gold and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.84306, -118.19583
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North Pole MRDS details
Primary: North Pole
District: Cracker Creek
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: Cracker Creek Mining Co.
Owner Name: Brooks Minerals Inc.
Years: 1980 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic
Comment (Location): ON NORTH POLE-COLUMBIA LODE.
Comment (Development): BROOKS MINERALS IS NOW REOPENNING THE LOWER ADIT LEVEL FOR SAMPLING PURPOSES (SPRING, 1980)
Comment (Workings): 5 ADITS TOTALLING 13,000 FEET. TOTAL RECOVERY 1895-1908 -- 100,045.04 FINE OUNCES GOLD AND 103,616.19 FINE OUNCES SILVER FROM 158,917.40 TONS OF ORE.
Comment (Deposit): SEE GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF NORTH POLE-COLUMBIA LODE. P. 59
Comment (Production): TOTAL RECOVERY 1895-1908 -- 100,045.04 FINE OUNCES GOLD AND 103,616.19 FINE OUNCES SILVER FROM 158,917.40 TONS OF ORE.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND RAMP, L., 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, 1968; ODGMI BULL. 61, P.76
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939; ODGMI BULL. 14-A,P.38
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, THE GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN OREGON; USGS ANN. REPT. NO. 22, P.659
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