Black Bird #1 Claim

The Black Bird #1 Claim is a manganese mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,131 feet.

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: Black Bird #1 Claim  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 4,131 Feet (1,259 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 44.71778, -117.65028

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Black Bird #1 Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Bird #1 Claim


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Pleasant Valley Area


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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

Form: DISSEMINATED


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE RAN 20 % MANGANESE


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: LETICULAR CHERT ZONE PARTIALLY REPLACED BY MANGANESE OXIDE. ORE IS HIGHLY SILICEOUS AND CONTAINS MUCH YELLOW LIMONITIC MATERIAL.

Comment (Deposit): MEDIUM TO LOW GRADE

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL SMALL PITS AND CUTS.

Comment (Location): ONE-FORTH MILE NORTH (1), ON THE SW SIDE OF A NW TRENDING RIDGE.


References

Reference (Deposit): LIBBEY, F. W., ET AL., 1942 , MANGANESE IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 17 , P 49 - 50 .

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., MCINTYRE, J.R., AND WALKER, G.W., 1976 GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1DEG BY 2DEG QUADRANGLE, ODGMI GMS-7, GEOL. MAP


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