The Gardner is a 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: Chromium
Lat, Long: 44.72639, -118.17194
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Gardner MRDS details
Secondary: Northey Ranch Deposit
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: LENSES AND KIDNEYS
Analytical Data: 37.60 TO 51 % OF CHROMIC OXIDE
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: ORE OCCURS IN CRUSHED TALCOSE ROCKS AND IS MOST ABUNDANT IN SHATTERED SEAMS AND ZONES; THESE VARY IN POSITION.
Comment (Deposit): BLACK GRAINS OF CHROMITE
Reference (Deposit): ODGMI FILE REPOR
Reference (Deposit): WESTGATE, L. G., 1920 , DEPOSITS OF CHROMITE IN EASTERN OREGON: USGS BULL. 725 - A, P. 54
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