The Parkerville and Winterville is a gold and chromium mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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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, Chromium
Lat, Long: 44.69444, -118.40972
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Parkerville and Winterville MRDS details
Primary: Parkerville and Winterville
Secondary: Member of Greenhorn Placers
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: Bill Phiffer
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Gravels Are Capped By Tertiary Volcanic Tuffs And Breccias.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: FINENESS AVERAGES 900
Comment (Deposit): CONSV. RECORD ( M014064 ) MERGED WITH THIS RECORD AND DELETED FROM THE OREGON FILE
Comment (Production): UP TO 1916 , $145,000 PRODUCED. SUMMER 1963 , HYDRAULIC OF NOZZLES USED; MINING CARRIED OUT 3 MONTHS A YEAR. REMAINING MONTHS SPENT GATHERING & RECOVERING GOLD, AND PREPARING FOR NEXT SEASON. APPROXIMATELY 12 MEN WORKING. APPROXIMATELY 19 TONS OF 43% CR203 WAS PRODUCED FROM SERPENTINE BEDROCK AT WINTERVILLE IN 1942.
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = BOURNE (1972) 1:24000
Comment (Workings): AT LEAST 76,000 CUBIC YARDS MINED TO 1916. $145,000 PRODUCED-SUMMER 1963. HYDRAULIC MINING CARRIED OUT 3 MONTHS A YEAR. APPROXIMATELY 12 MEN WORKING. APPRO. 19 TONS OF 43% CR2O3 WAS PRODUCED FROM SERPENTINE BEDROCK AT WINTERVILLE IN 1942.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: GOLD IS CONCENTRATED IN LOWER 3 - 10 FT OF GRAVELS. BED ROCK IS SERPENTINOID GREENSTONE, CUT BY FAULTS.
Reference (Deposit): USBM NEWS OF MIN. IND. AREA 7 JULY 1963, P 2
Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J. R., AND HEWETT, D. F., 1916 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE SUMPTER QUAD.: ORE. BUR. OF MINES AND GEOL., MINERAL RESOURCES OF OREGON, V. 1 , NO. 6 , P. 125 .
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, USGS ANN. REPT. NO. 2, P.703
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