Gold Powder

The Gold Powder is a 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: Gold Powder  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.76083, -117.57139

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Gold Powder MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Powder


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Kennecott Exploration Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Argillite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): SHALLOW SHAFT AND PITS

Comment (Location): SW 1/4 SE 1/4


References

Reference (Deposit): 1976 RECON H. C. BROOKS, ODGM

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., MC INTYRE, J.R., AND WALKER, G.W, 1976, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1 DEG BY 2 DEG QUADRANGLE, ODGMI GEOL. MAP GMS-7


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