The Summit is a gold and lead mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead
Lat, Long: 44.42667, -117.56583
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Summit MRDS details
District: Mormon Basin District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Highly Faulted And Sheared
Analytical Data: ORE AVERAGES $10 - $20 PER TON. ( 1938
Comment (Location): NW 1/4; 4 UNPATENTED CLAIMS
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL ADITS ONE IS 1400 FEET LONG AND ANOTHER IS 750 FEET LONG.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: E - W FAULT CUTS VEIN IN UPPER LEVELS
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 83 .
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI, BULL, 61 , P. 134 .
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