Cracker-Oregon

The Cracker-Oregon is a gold and silver 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: Cracker-Oregon  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.82917, -118.18889

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Cracker-Oregon MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cracker-Oregon


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Arsenic


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: Brooks Minerals Inc.
Years: 1981 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Type: R
Description: East-Wst Striking Thrust Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): NW 1/4, ON A VEIN ABOUT 1800 FEET SOUTHEAST OF AND PARALLELING THE NORTH POLE-COLUMBIA LODE.

Comment (Production): SMALL OUTPUT FROM 10-STAMP MILL IN EARLY DAYS.

Comment (Development): SURFACE MAPPING AND SAMPLING

Comment (Deposit): COMPOSITE QUARTZ VEIN

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY ABOUT 3,000 FEET OF WORKINGS MOSTLY FROM ADIT LEVELS.SMALL OUTPUT FROM 10-STAMP MILL IN EARLY DAYS.

Comment (Geology): VEIN IS IN ARGILLITE AND TERMINATES AGAINST METAGABBRO ; GEOL.DESC: VEIN IN ARGILLITE SIMILAR TO NORTH POLE-COLUMBIA LODE, THOUGH NARROWER AND LESS WELL MINERALIZED. P 59


References

Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J.T., 1908, FAULTING AND VEIN STRUCTURE IN THE CRACKER CREEK GOLD DISTRICT, BAKER COUNTY, OREGON; USGS BULL. 380, P. 85 - 93

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 (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI, BULL. 61 , P. 74 .

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI, BULL 14 - A, P. 36 .


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