White Swan

The White Swan is a 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.

Mine Info

Name: White Swan  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.74889, -117.64250

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White Swan MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: White Swan


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Virtue


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): RECORD NO. M014284 MERGED WITH THIS RECORD AND DELETED FROM OREGON FILE.

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 300-FOOT SHAFT WITH 4 LEVELS TOTALLING 2,000 FEET. $724,000 DURING 1890-1897, 1916, AND 1935-1937.

Comment (Production): $724,000 DURING 1890-1897, 1916, AND 1935-1937.


References

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 110 .

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 143 .


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