The Sheep Rock Mine is a gold and copper mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper
Lat, Long: 45.01444, -117.37111
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Sheep Rock Mine MRDS details
Primary: Sheep Rock Mine
Secondary: Summit Dunham Miles
District: Eagle Creek
Land ownership: Private
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Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: East Eagle Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Name: Mafic Intrusive Rock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: VALUES SECURED BY PANNING FROM $1.40 TO $16.80
Comment (Location): TWO MILES ABOVE THE MOUTH OF EAST EAGLE CREEK
Comment (Production): $30,000 IN EARLY DAYS.
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL SHORT ADITS AS MUCH AS 200 FT. LONG, AND MANY CUTS AND PITS. $30,000 IN EARLY DAYS.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 100 .
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 51 .
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