The Barton Placer is a gold 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
Lat, Long: 44.72222, -118.06944
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Barton Placer MRDS details
Primary: Barton Placer
Secondary: Miners Creek Placers
District: Powder River Area
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Commodity): GOLD IS COARSE AND APPARENTLY OF LOCAL ORIGIN
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: REWORKED GRAVELS OF AN OLDER EROSION PERIOD WHOSE GOLD HAS BEEN SHIFTED SEVERAL TIMES
Comment (Location): W 1/2 ; ON MINERS CREEK
Comment (Workings): AREA WAS WORKED BY THE EARLY (1862) SETTLERS AT MIN ERSVILLE.
Comment (Deposit): LITTLE DATA AVAILABLE
Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J. R., AND HEWETT, D. F., 1916 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE SUMPTER QUAD.: ORE. BUR. OF MINES AND GEOL., MINERAL RESOURCES OF OREGON, V. 1 , NO. 6 , P. 69 , MAP IN POCKET
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON: USGS 22ND. ANN. REPT-PART 2, P. 654
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