The Copper Prospect is a copper and gold 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.
Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold
Lat, Long: 44.8, -117.64250
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Copper Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Copper Prospect
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 Triassic
Comment (Location): NW 1/4 NW 1/4
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF A SHALLOW PROSPECT PIT ALONG A SMALL SHEAR ZONE
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND MC INTYRE, J.R., 1977, RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE VIRTUE FLAT QUADRANGLE; ODGMI OPEN-FILE GEOL. MAP
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