Johnson Mine

The Johnson Mine is a antimony and copper 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: Johnson Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Antimony, Copper

Lat, Long: 45.005, -117.81028

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Johnson Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Johnson Mine
Secondary: Hilltop Claim


Commodity

Primary: Antimony
Primary: Copper
Secondary: Arsenic
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Baker


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Elvis Haines
Home Office: North Powder, Or.

Owner Name: Phillips, C. A.


Production

Year: 1942
Time Period: 1941-1942
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^0.44 Oz Au, 2.67 Ozag, 0.06% Cu, 0.77% As, 0.53% Sb


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Greenstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Stibnite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): NE 1/4 NE 1/4

Comment (Geology): VEIN IS REPORTED TO BE EXCEPTIONALLY UNIFORM IN WIDTH OVER A DISTANCE OF SEVERAL HUNDRED FT.


References

Reference (Deposit): ODGMI FILE REPORT 1948

Reference (Deposit): 1943 RECON ODGMI FILE REPORT

Reference (Deposit): U S BUREAU OF MINES MILS RECORDS


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