The Flagstaff Sand Pit is a gold and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.80861, -117.75111
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Flagstaff Sand Pit MRDS details
Primary: Flagstaff Sand Pit
Owner Name: Baker County Road Department
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
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Location): NE 1/4 SE 1/4
Comment (Deposit): SMALL QUARTZ FILLED FRACTURES; SOME ASSOCIATED FE STAIN. NO METALLIC MINERALS OBSERVED.
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL PROSPECT CUTS
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND MCINTYRE, J.R., 1977, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BAKER QUADRANGLE: OREGON DEPT. GEOL. AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES OPEN FILE MAP
Reference (Deposit): 1939 RECON ODGMI FILE REPOR
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