The Little Bonanza Mine is a gold and lead mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead
Lat, Long: 44.51944, -117.31083
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Little Bonanza Mine MRDS details
Primary: Little Bonanza Mine
District: Lower Burnt River Area
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
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Analytical Data: GOLD IS QUITE FINE
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 2000 FEET OF TUNNELS AND 2 WINZES. TOTAL PRODUCTION APPROACHES $200,000
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: DIKE, ALTHOUGH HIGHLY SHEARED AND ALTERED, MAY BE HORNBLENDITE OR PYROXENITE; ORE POCKETS ARE CLOSELY CONNECTED WITH THE BASIC INTRUSION.
Comment (Location): SE 1/4; SIX UNPATENTED CLAIMS
Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION APPROACHES $200,000
Comment (Deposit): IRREGULAR ORE POCKETS
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 70 .
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 137 .
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