The Last Chance Claim is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.72472, -117.65222
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Last Chance Claim MRDS details
Primary: Last Chance Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification & Oxidation
Analytical Data: AT DEPTH OF 40 FT. THE LAST ASSAY GAVE $5.60
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 2 40-FOOT SHAFTS AND SHORT DRIFTS. ONE 200-FOOT TUNNEL.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: COUNTRY ROCK IS HIGHLY CRUSHED AND FAULTED.
Comment (Location): ABOUT 3 1/2 MILES NORTHEAST OF STATION OF ENCINA ON THE RAILROAD AND HIGHWAY NO. 30, AT POINT 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BAKER.
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 107
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