The Johnson Gulch Placer is a gold and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.46694, -117.73917
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Johnson Gulch Placer MRDS details
Primary: Johnson Gulch Placer
District: Mormon Basin
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
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.
Reference (Deposit): 1970 RECON ODGMI FIELD NOTES BY HOWARD C. BROOK
Reference (Deposit): U S BUREAU OF MINES MILS RECORDS
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