Highland & Maxwell

The Highland & Maxwell is a copper, gold, silver, lead, zinc, and arsenic mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 6,099 feet.

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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: Highland & Maxwell  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)

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

Lat, Long: 44.85417, -118.09583

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Highland & Maxwell MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Highland & Maxwell


Commodity

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


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Rock Creek


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: RATIO OF SULFIDE CONCENTRATION 4.5:1 TO 7.5:1 . GOLD-SILVER RATIO ABOUT 1:10


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ON THE EAST FORK OF ROCK CREEK. THE TWO MINES ARE CONTIGUOUS PROPERTIES ON THE SAME VEIN

Comment (Production): ESTIMATED AT $625,000

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 15,000 FEET OF WORKINGS AMONG MANY ADITS AND A SHAFT BELOW LOWEST LEVEL. ESTIMATED AT $625,000

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: VEIN IS NEAR CONTACT WITH GRANODIORITE. FILLING IS INCOHERENT MASS OF CRUSHED SILICIFIED ARGILLITE, CLAY, QUARTZ, CALCITE AND SULFIDES. WALLS WELL DEFINED AND AS MUCH AS 28 FT. APART. MUCH POST-MINERAL MOVEMENT, AS PYRITIC SLICKENSIDES AND LARGE CLEAN SURFACES ATTEST.


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND RAMP, L., 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON; ODGMI BULL. 61, P.83

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939; ODGMI BULL. 14-A, P.87


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