The Pine Creek Uranium Occurrence is a uranium mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Uranium
Lat, Long: 44.825, -118.08611
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Pine Creek Uranium Occurrence MRDS details
Primary: Pine Creek Uranium Occurrence
District: Rock Creek (?)
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: Sam Thompson
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: U3O8 EQUIVALENT = 0.3
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED MINERALS BLACK SAND CONCENTRATE.
Reference (Deposit): MATTHEWS, T. C., 1955 , OREGON RADIOACTIVE DISCOVERIES IN 1954 AND 1955 ; ODGMI, ORE BIN, VOL. 17 , (DECEMBER), NO. 12 , P. 88
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