Cliff Mine

The Cliff Mine is a gold and tungsten 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: Cliff Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Tungsten

Lat, Long: 44.82722, -117.72722

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Cliff Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cliff Mine
Secondary: Bengal and Provider


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Tungsten


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Virtue District


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

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Ownership

Owner Name: J. M. Buchen


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: GOLD FREE MILLING.
Analytical Data: NETTED $13.55 PER TON


Materials

Ore: Scheelite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Commodity): BRECCIATED QUARTZ VEIN IN ALTERED DIORITE; WIDTH 3 FEET. SCHEELITE PRESENT IN SMALL QUANTITY.

Comment (Location): SE 1/4 NE 1/4. 1 MILE NORTH OF FLAGSTAFF ABOUT 5 MILES NE OF BAKER.

Comment (Production): ITEM 1 REFERS TO CLIFF MINE WHERE A VEIN WAS DEVELOPED AS A GOLD PROSPECT, AND SCHEELITE WAS FIRST IDENTIFIED ABOUT 1901 . IN 1942 , A SMALL AMOUNT OF ORE SORTED FROM OLD DUMPS WAS SHIPPED TO METAL RESERVE COMPANY.

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 225-FOOT SHAFT WITH SHORT DRIFTS ON 4 LEVELS. A VEIN WAS DEVELOPED AS A GOLD PROSPECT, AND SCHEELITE WAS FIRST IDENTIFIED ABOUT 1901. IN 1942, A SMALL AMOUNT OF ORE SORTED FROM OLD DUMPS WAS SHIPPED TO METAL RESERVE CO.


References

Reference (Deposit): WOLFE, H. D., AND WHITE, D. J., 1951 , ODGMI: GMI SHORT PAPER 22 , P. 20

Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D. M., AND TWETO, O. L., 1962 , TUNGSTEN IN THE U.S., USGS MAP MR - 25

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 141

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 104 .

Reference (Deposit): 5) LEMMON, D. M., UNPUBLISHED DATA.

Reference (Deposit): TABER, J.W., 1951, REPORT: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES.

Reference (Deposit): 1951 USBM RECO


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