French Joe

The French Joe is a gold, silver, 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: French Joe  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 44.93722, -117.83528

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French Joe MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: French Joe


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Baker


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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

Form: VEIN/DISSEMINATED


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Keratophyre
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): SE 1/4

Comment (Geology): A PROSPECT HOLE NEARBY SHOWS SOME COPPER-STAINED AND SILICIFIED GREENSTONE


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN OREGON; USGS ANN. REPORT NO.22, P. 728.

Reference (Deposit): GRANT, U.S. AND CADY, G.H., 1914, PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE GENERAL AND ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BAKER DISTRICT OF EASTERN OREGON; ORE. BUREAU OF MINES VOL. 1, NO. 6, P.155


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