The Hidden Treasure is a gold, silver, and antimony mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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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.
Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Antimony
Lat, Long: 44.79361, -117.64722
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Hidden Treasure MRDS details
Primary: Hidden Treasure
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: M And S Associates, Inc.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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 Triassic
Analytical Data: AVERAGE VALUE OF SHIPPING GRADE IS $65 ( 1938
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 138-FOOT INCLINED SHAFT WITH 3 SHORT DRIFT LEVELS. SINCE 1933: $24,000
Comment (Geology): MN STAIN AND STIBNITE APPARENTLY INDICATES PRESENCE OF HIGH GRADE ORE.
Comment (Production): SINCE 1933: $24,000
Comment (Location): SE 1/4 NE 1/4. 10 MILES EAST OF BAKER, 1/4 MILE NORTH OF HIGHWAY.
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION IS SPOTTY
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 142 .
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 107 .
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND MCINTYRE, J. R., 1977 , RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE VIRTUE FLAT QUADRANGLE, ODGMI.
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