Taber Fraction

The Taber Fraction is a zinc, arsenic, gold, silver, and copper 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.

Mine Info

Name: Taber Fraction  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

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

Lat, Long: 44.825, -118.21250

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Taber Fraction MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Taber Fraction


Commodity

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


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cracker Creek


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
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: 1981 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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
Physiographic Detail: Blue Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY VALUE $11.88 PER TON


Materials

Ore: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): SEE GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF NORTH POLE-COLUMBIA LODE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Location): PROPERTY EMBRACES 300 - FOOT SEGMENT OF NORTH POLE-COLUMBIA LODE BETWEEN THE COLUMBIA AND E. & E. MINES.

Comment (Production): TOTAL RECORDED OUTPUT WAS $445,255.34 .

Comment (Workings): LEVELS ABOVE 500 INTERCONNECT W COLUMBIA AND E & E WORKINGS. LOWER LEVELS WORKED THROUGH COLUMBIA SHAFT. TOTAL RECORDED OUTPUT WAS $445,255.34 .


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI, BULL 61 , P. 77 .

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., AND OTHERS, 1981, MAP OF THE GEOLOGY AND GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE BOURNE QUADRANGLE, BAKER AND GRANT COUNTIES, OREGON; ODGMI MAP GMS-19

Reference (Production): ELMER REPORT OF 1930


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