North Pole

The North Pole 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: North Pole  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.84306, -118.19583

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North Pole MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: North Pole


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Tellurium


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: Cracker Creek Mining Co.

Owner Name: Brooks Minerals Inc.
Years: 1980 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
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: Argillite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comments

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.


References

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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