Johnson Gulch Placer

The Johnson Gulch Placer is a gold and silver 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: Johnson Gulch Placer  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.46694, -117.73917

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Johnson Gulch Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Johnson Gulch Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Mormon Basin


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
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

Model Name: Placer Au-PGE


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Silt
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Production): SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GOLD PRODUCED ACCORDING TO LOCAL HISTORIANS; DATES UNKNOWN.

Comment (Workings): PROSPECTED AREA IS ABOUT 500 FT IN DIAMETER SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GOLD PRODUCED ACCORDING TO LOCAL HISTORIANS; DATES UNKNOWN.

Comment (Geology): LAKE AND STREAM SILT, SAND AND GRAVEL.

Comment (Location): NEAR CENTER OF SEC.


References

Reference (Deposit): 1970 RECON ODGMI FIELD NOTES BY HOWARD C. BROOK

Reference (Deposit): U S BUREAU OF MINES MILS RECORDS


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