The Oregon Chief is a silver and gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 44.42417, -117.54139
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Oregon Chief MRDS details
Primary: Oregon Chief
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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
Comment (Location): SE 1/4 NW 1/4 OF SEC. 23, ONE MILE EAST OF THE RAINBOW MINE
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW SHAFT AND SEVERAL SHORT ADITS AND CUTS
Reference (Deposit): 1965 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 DEGQUADRANGLE; ODGMI GEOL. MAP GMS-7
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