The Power River Mine is a copper, 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.
Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 45.00556, -117.78611
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Power River Mine MRDS details
Primary: Power River Mine
Secondary: Calumet Copper Queen Group
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): PROSPECTS SURROUND THE COMMON CORNER OF SECTIONS 35, 34, 26 AND 27
Comment (Deposit): RECORD NUMBERS M014199 AND M014195 MERGED WITH THIS RECORD AND DELETED FROM OREGON FILE
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL PITS AND SHORT ADITS
Reference (Deposit): U S BUREAU OF MINES MILS RECORDS
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