Flagstaff Sand Pit

The Flagstaff Sand Pit is a gold and silver 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: Flagstaff Sand Pit  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.80861, -117.75111

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Flagstaff Sand Pit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Flagstaff Sand Pit


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Virtue


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Baker County Road Department


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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Kaolinite


Comments

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


References

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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