The High Bar Placer 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.
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.51528, -117.92111
Map: View on Google Maps
MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.
High Bar Placer MRDS details
Primary: High Bar Placer
District: Upper Burnt River Area
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: GOLD IS SAID TO BE VERY FINE.
Comment (Deposit): RECORD NUMBERS (M014179), (M014180), AND (M014185) HAVE BEEN MERGED WITH THIS RECORD AND DELETED FROM THE OREGON FILE
Comment (Location): WEST SIDE OF PINE CREEK, ELEVATION AT 4,500 FEET; 300 FEET ABOVE PINE CREEK N 1/2 OF SEC. 22
Comment (Geology): SEVERAL HUNDRED ACRES OF TERTIARY SEDIMENTS AND LAVAS ARE CAPPED BY A PLEISTOCENE BENCH GRAVEL. ; GEOL.DESC: GRAVEL COMPOSED OF LARGE BOULDERS OF LAVA, QUARTZ, AND SCHIST. GRAVEL IS 10 FEET THICK. IT LIES ON BEDROCK LAVA
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 100 .
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., MC INTYRE, J.R., AND WALKER, G.W., 1976, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1 DEG BY 2 DEG QUADRANGLE; ODGMI GEOL. MAP GMS-7
Reference (Deposit): 1946 RECON ODGMI FILE REPOR
"Where to Find Gold in Oregon" looks at the density of modern placer mining claims along with historical gold mining locations and mining district descriptions to determine areas of high gold discovery potential in Oregon. Read more at Where to Find Gold in Oregon.