The Gold Ridge is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.86472, -117.32917
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Gold Ridge MRDS details
Primary: Gold Ridge
Secondary: New Deal
Owner Name: High Grade Mining Co.
Years: 1938 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
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: LENSES AND STRINGERS
Analytical Data: ASSAYED AVERAGED $20 A TON IN GOLD.
Comment (Location): SE 1/4; SEVERAL UNPATENTED CLAIMS
Comment (Production): $124,000 FROM SURFACE WORKINGS.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY MANY CUTS, PITS, AND 140-FOOT INCLINE WITH SHORT DRIFTS. $124,000 FROM SURFACE WORKINGS.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: QUARTZ VEIN IN ALBITE GRANITE; SURFACE CROPPINGS ON GOLD RIDGE YIELDED RICH POCKETS IN EARLY DAYS.
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 94 .
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 102 .
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