The Section 12 Manganese Occurrence is a manganese mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,019 feet.
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Elevation: 4,019 Feet (1,225 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Manganese
Lat, Long: 44.71, -117.64361
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Section 12 Manganese Occurrence MRDS details
Primary: Section 12 Manganese Occurrence
District: Pleasant Valley Area
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): GEOL.DESC: SHAFT RUNS BETWEEN TWO LIMESTONE LENSES
Comment (Location): NW 1/4, ELEVATION (BY ANEROID) 4020 FT.
Comment (Workings): SHAFT 15 FT. DEEP.
Reference (Deposit): LIBBEY, F. W., ET AL, 1942 , MANGANESE IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 17 , P. 49
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