Juniper Hill Prospect

The Juniper Hill Prospect is a gold and talc-soapstone 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: Juniper Hill Prospect  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Talc-Soapstone

Lat, Long: 44.52833, -117.78500

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Juniper Hill Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Juniper Hill Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Talc-Soapstone


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Upper Burnt River


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: J. H. Keyton


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Argillites Strike N 45 E, Dip 60 Deg Nw And Are Cut By Faults Which Strike N 60 W


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Serpentinite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Commodity): GOLD IS REPORTED TO OCCUR IN A 3 TO 12 FOOT WIDE LEDGE OF TALC WITH LITTLE FREE QUARTZ

Comment (Location): NW 1/4

Comment (Production): MR. KEYTON ESTIMATES A TOTAL PRODUCTION OF $3000 AU


References

Reference (Deposit): U S BUREAU OF MINES MILS RECORDS

Reference (Deposit): NAGNER, N.S., 1942, OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES, FILE REPORT.

Reference (Deposit): 1942 RECON ODGMI FILE REPOR


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