Little Bonanza Mine

The Little Bonanza Mine is a gold and lead 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: Little Bonanza Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead

Lat, Long: 44.51944, -117.31083

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Little Bonanza Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Little Bonanza Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead


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: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: GOLD IS QUITE FINE


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

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


References

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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