The Baisley-Elkhorn is a gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc 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, Silver, Copper, Lead, Zinc
Lat, Long: 44.85833, -118.06667
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Baisley-Elkhorn MRDS details
District: Rock Creek
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: RATIO OF CONCENTRATION 5:1 TO 7:1
Analytical Data: GOLD 20 TO 25 PERCENT FREE
Comment (Location): NEAR THE HEAD OF PINE CREEK 18 MILES NORTWEST OF BAKER
Comment (Production): TOTAL OUTPUT ESTIMATED AT $950,000, MOSTLY BETWEEN 1882 AND 1907; SMALL OUTPUT IN 1912 AND 1938.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 10,000 FEET OF TUNNELS AND SHAFTS. TOTAL OUTPUT ESTIMATED AT $950,000, MOSTLY BETWEEN 1882 AND 1907; SMALL OUTPUT IN 1912 AND 1938.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: VEIN CROSSES CONTACT OF ARGILLITE AND GRANODIORITE VEIN FILLING CONSISTS OF CRUSHED GRANODIORITE CONTAINING COARSE SULFIDES AND STREAKS OF QUARTZ
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI, BULL 14 - A, P. 85 .
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI, BULL 61 , P. 81 .
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, THE GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON: USGS 22ND ANN. REPT. PART 2, P. 646.
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