The Foley Spring Prospects is a silver, copper, and gold 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: Silver, Copper, Gold
Lat, Long: 44.97361, -117.84639
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Foley Spring Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Foley Spring Prospects
Secondary: Forsey and Coppinole Claims
Secondary: French 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
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Geology): IRON CAP AND HONEYCOMBED QUARTZOSE MATERIAL IS REPORTED TO CONTAIN SMALL QUANTITIES OF GOLD AND SILVER (LINDGREN, 1901)
Comment (Location): NE 1/4
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A NUMBER OF SHALLOW PITS AND A 40 FOOT SHAFT.
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN OREGON; USGS ANN. REPORT NO. 22 P.728
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., MCINTYRE, 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.
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