The Big Lode Mine is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.53667, -117.30639
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Big Lode Mine MRDS details
Primary: Big Lode Mine
District: Lower Burnt River Area
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY A 600-FOOT CROSSCUT TUNNEL.
Comment (Geology): MAP SHOWS PROSPECT TO BE IN THE OUTER MARGINS OF THE QUARTZ DIORITE
Comment (Reserve-Resource): IN 1914 , SECRETARY OF COMPANY REPORTED "WE ARE DRIVING ON THE CONTACT AND IT IS PROVING TO BE A VERY LARGE BODY OF ORE AND MINERAL MATTER. IN THIS BODY WE FIND SEVERAL DIFFERENT ORES, SOME HAVING TESTED FROM $3 AS HIGH AS $40 IN GOLD.
Comment (Location): 2 MILES NORTHEAST OF WEATHERBY, A STATION ON O.-W.R.&N. CO. LINE, ON CHICKEN CREEK, A TRIBUTARY OF BURNT RIVER. SE 1/4
Comment (Deposit): DISSOLVED BY PROCLAMATION IN JANUARY 1917 .
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 65 .
Reference (Deposit): PROTSKA, H.J., 1967, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE DURKEE QUADRANGLE; ODGMI GEOL. MAP GMS-3
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