The Durkee Development Co. is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,999 feet.
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Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.50889, -117.41528
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Durkee Development Co. MRDS details
Primary: Durkee Development Co.
District: Lower Burnt River Area
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
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Comment (Workings): 1938 WORKINGS CAVED.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: THE VEIN SEEMS TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH A DIORITE PROPHYRY DIKE, BUT EXPOSURES ARE TOO INADEQUATE TO DEMONSTRATE THIS RELATION.
Comment (Location): IS HALF A MILE SOUTHEAST OF RYE VALLEY ROAD AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 4,000 FEET AND IS ABOUT 5 MILES BY ROAD FROM DURKEE.
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 66
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