The Clover Creek Copper Mine is a copper, gold, and barium-barite mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold, Barium-Barite
Lat, Long: 44.9125, -117.53917
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Clover Creek Copper Mine MRDS details
Primary: Clover Creek Copper Mine
District: Eagle Creek
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
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: 40 CENTS GOLD TO THE TON (GOLD AT $20.67 AN OUNCE.)
Analytical Data: 0.40 % COPPER
Comment (Deposit): 2 SUBPARALLEL ZONES 200 FT. APART
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL TRENCHES AND A 400-FOOT TUNNEL.
Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN WHAT HAS BEEN MAPPED AS A SILICIC VOLCANIC CENTER. ; GEOL.DESC: THE ROCK IS CUT BY INNUMERABLE FRACTURES AND SHEAR SURFACES, CHARACTERISTICALLY COATED BY CHLORITE.
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 45
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., AND OTHERS, 1976, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1DEG BY 2DEG QUADRANGLE, ODGMI GMS-7 GEOL. MAP
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., BOWEN, R.G., HULL, D.A., AND HAMMITT, R.W., 1977, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE SAWTOOTH RIDGE QUADRANGLE, OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES GEOLOGIC MAP.
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