Big Lode Mine

The Big Lode Mine is a gold 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: Big Lode Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.53667, -117.30639

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Big Lode Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Big Lode Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Lower Burnt River Area


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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

Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

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 .


References

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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