The Black Joe Mine is a manganese mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Manganese
Lat, Long: 44.6925, -117.61528
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Black Joe Mine MRDS details
Primary: Black Joe Mine
District: Pleasant Valley
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: VEIN / TABULAR
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: VEIN OF FLINTY - TEXTURED QUARTZ WITH SEAMS AND SMALL CAVITIES FILLED WITH SOFTER MANGANESE OXIDES.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY SHALLOW WORKINGS
Comment (Location): NE 1/4 SW 1/4
Reference (Deposit): LIBBEY, F. W., ET AL., 1942 , MANGANESE IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 17 , P. 51 .
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 51 .
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., MCINTYRE, J.R., AND WALKER, G.W., 1976 GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1DEG BY 2DEG QUADRANGLE, ODGMI GMS-7, GEOL. MAP
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