Sunset Group

The Sunset Group is a antimony and gold 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: Sunset Group  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Antimony, Gold

Lat, Long: 44.82444, -117.59944

Map: View on Google Maps

Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.


Satelite image of the Sunset Group

Sunset Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sunset Group
Secondary: Sunshine
Secondary: Suncrack


Commodity

Primary: Antimony
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Virtue


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1895
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Stibnite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): SW 1/4

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1890'S


References

Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N.S., 1942, SUNSET GROUP OF CLAIMS; ODGMI UNPUBLISHED FILE REPORT.

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND OTHERS, 1976, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1 DEG BY 2 DEG QUADRANGLE, ODGMI GEOL. MAP GMS-7

Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N.S., 1942, SUNSET GROUP OF CLAIMS: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES FILE REPORT.

Reference (Deposit): 1942 RECON ODGMI FILE REPOR


Oregon Gold

Where to Find Gold in Oregon

"Where to Find Gold in Oregon" looks at the density of modern placer mining claims along with historical gold mining locations and mining district descriptions to determine areas of high gold discovery potential in Oregon. Read more at Where to Find Gold in Oregon.