The Forster and Thomas Copper Claim is a zinc, gold, lead, and copper mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Zinc, Gold, Lead, Copper
Lat, Long: 44.93861, -117.40861
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Forster and Thomas Copper Claim MRDS details
Primary: Forster and Thomas Copper Claim
District: Eagle Creek
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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
Form: SMALL, IRREGULAR
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian
Comment (Location): 3 CLAIMS
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 48
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., AND OTHERS, 1976, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1DEG BY 2DEG QUADRANGLE, ODGMI GMS-7 GEOL. MAP
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