Black Caps Lode Claim

The Black Caps Lode Claim is a manganese 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.

Mine Info

Name: Black Caps Lode Claim  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Manganese, Gold

Lat, Long: 44.72139, -117.66917

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Black Caps Lode Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Caps Lode Claim
Secondary: Black Lode


Commodity

Primary: Manganese
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Pleasant Valley Area


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: R. S. Foster


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: LENS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE CAN BE SORTED TO 30 - 45 % MANGANESE.


Materials

Ore: Manganite


Comments

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.


References

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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