The Surprise Mine is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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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.
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.71583, -117.63750
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Surprise Mine MRDS details
Primary: Surprise Mine
District: Lower Burnt River
Owner Name: Palmen (Estate)
Home Office: Baker Or.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1942
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic
Comment (Location): NE 1/4 NW 1/4
Comment (Production): 33 TONS OF .71 OZ - TON ORE WAS SHIPPED IN 1943
Comment (Geology): VALUES ARE EXTRACTED FROM A CLAYISH BRECCIA WHICH DIRECTLY OVERLIES ARGILLITE.
Reference (Deposit): 1947 RECON ODGMI FILE REPOR
Reference (Deposit): U S BUREAU OF MINES MILS RECORDS
Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N.S., 1948, OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES FILE REPORT.
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