Tom Paine-Old Soldier Group

The Tom Paine-Old Soldier Group is a gold and silver 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.

Mine Info

Name: Tom Paine-Old Soldier Group  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker


Commodity: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.79917, -117.97722

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Tom Paine-Old Soldier Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tom Paine-Old Soldier Group


Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Baker (Pocahontas) District

Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


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Owner Name: Yellowstone Mining Co., Marble Creek Mining Co.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section

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Analytical Data

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Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 3 ADITS, LONGEST IS 700 FEET. OUTPUT EST AT $36,000

Comment (Production): $36,000

Comment (Deposit): 2 VEINS PARALLEL, 600 FT. APART

Comment (Location): MC CORD GULCH NE 1/4


Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 16 .

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 69 .

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