The Black Caps Lode Claim is a manganese and gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Manganese, Gold
Lat, Long: 44.72139, -117.66917
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Black Caps Lode Claim MRDS details
Primary: Black Caps Lode Claim
Secondary: Black Lode
District: Pleasant Valley Area
Owner Name: R. S. Foster
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
Analytical Data: ORE CAN BE SORTED TO 30 - 45 % MANGANESE.
Comment (Location): LOCATED ABOUT 1/4 MILE DUE SOUTH OF LAST CHANCE QUARTZ CLAIM.
Comment (Geology): BANDED LENTICULAR CHERT, INTERBEDDED WITH SHALE. ; GEOL.DESC: CHERT IS MORE OR LESS REPLACED AND IMPREGNATED WITH MANGANITE. CONSIDERABLE CLAY-LIKE AND SOAPSTONE-LIKE MATERIAL ACCOMPANIES ORE. PERSISTANT QUARTZ VEIN WAS SAMPLED BUT SHOWED NO VALUES OF IMPORTANCE.
Comment (Deposit): CONSV. RECORD ( M014320 ) MERGED WITH THIS RECORD AND DELETED FROM OREGON FILE
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL SMALL OPEN CUTS AND A 20-FOOT TRENCH.
Reference (Deposit): LIBBEY, F. W., 1942 , MANGANESE IN OREGON: ODGMI, BULL. 17 , P. 51 .
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 106
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., MCINTYRE, J.R., AND WALKER, G.W., 1976GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1DEG BY 2DEG QUADRANGLE, ODGMI GMS-7, GEOL. MAP
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