The Foster R.S. Claim Black Lode is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.72278, -117.67500
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Foster R.S. Claim Black Lode MRDS details
Primary: Foster R.S. Claim Black Lode
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
Comment (Geology): BANDED LENTICULAR CHERTS, INTERBEDDED WITH SHALE.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL SMALL CUTS AND A 200-FOOT INCLINED TUNNEL.
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., 1976 GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1DEG BY 2DEG QUADRANGLE, ODGMI GMS-7, GEOL. MAP
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