Sheep Mountain Group

The Sheep Mountain Group is a manganese 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: Sheep Mountain Group  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 44.55722, -117.57722

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Sheep Mountain Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sheep Mountain Group


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Lower Burnt River Area


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

Owner Name: John Arthur


Production

Year: 1952
Material type: MN
Description: Ap_Grade: ^23 % Mn
Year: 1952
Time Period: 1952
Material type: MN
Description: Cp_Grade: ^23% Mn


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Model Name: Sedimentary Mn


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR MASSES


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Argillite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Triassic

Name: Argillite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVERAGE OF 27.62 % MANGANESE


Materials

Ore: Psilomelane
Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Manganite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): CONSV. RECORD ( M014407 ) MERGED WITH THIS RECORD AND DELETED FROM OREGON FILE.

Comment (Location): TWO UNPATENTED CLAIMS


References

Reference (Deposit): LIBBEY, F. W., ET AL., 1942 , MANGANESE IN OREGON: ODGMI, BULL 17 , P. 53 .

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

Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N.S., 1952, FILE REPORT: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES.

Reference (Deposit): 1952 RECON ODGMI FILE REPOR


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