Dolly Varden

The Dolly Varden is a gold, copper, and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Dolly Varden  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.93417, -117.37056

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Dolly Varden MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Dolly Varden


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Eagle Creek


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Stockwork
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Deposit Is Reportedly In A Zone Of Intersecting Fissures.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Greenstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: REPORTED VALUES OF $7 TO $8 PER TON OVER A GREAT WIDTH ( 1915


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): $115,000 PRIOR TO 1900 FROM SURFACE ORE.

Comment (Workings): IRREGULAR SURFACE CUTS AND PITS $115,000 PRIOR TO 1900 FROM SURFACE ORE.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: LARGE OUTCROP OF QUARTZ-IMPREGNATED VOLCANIC TUFFS.


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 98 .

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 47 .

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., AND OTHERS, 1976, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGICMAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1DEG BY 2DEG QUADRANGLE, ODGMI GMS-7 GEOL. MAP


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