Nelson Placers

The Nelson Placers is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Nelson Placers  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.79944, -117.96333

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Nelson Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Nelson Placers


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Baker


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

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Ownership

Not available


Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
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

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

Comment (Location): SITUATED AT THE MOUTH OF SALMON CREEK

Comment (Production): REPORTED TOTAL PRODUCTION IN EXCESS OF $400,000

Comment (Geology): ALLUVIAL FAN GRAVELS ARE IN FAULT CONTACT WITH THE ELKHORN RIDGE ARGILLITE.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON, USGS ANN. REPT. # 2, P.652


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