The Yellow Boy Mining Co. is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.79667, -117.96583
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Yellow Boy Mining Co. MRDS details
Primary: Yellow Boy Mining Co.
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
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 2 ADITS AND A 50-FOOT INCLINE: LOWER ADIT IS 450 FEET LONG.
Comment (Location): JUST SOUTH OF THE NELSON PLACER ; 9 CLAIMS
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: NO FURTHER GEOLOGIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 17
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