Placers of Lower Burnt River

The Placers of Lower Burnt River is a gold and silver 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: Placers of Lower Burnt River  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.47, -117.33250

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Placers of Lower Burnt River MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Placers of Lower Burnt River
Secondary: Includes Placers Near Weatherby
Secondary: Dixie
Secondary: And the Mouth of Dixie Creek


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Placer Au-PGE


Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

Comment (Deposit): RECORD NUMBERS M014531, M014534, M014535, M014527, M014533 COMBINED WITH THIS RECORD AND DELETED FROM OREGON FILE.

Comment (Location): THIS RECORD APPLIES TO PLACERS ALONG BURNT RIVER BETWEEN DURKEE VALLEY AND SNAKE RIVER BELOW HUNTINGTON. INCLUDED ARE PLACERS NEAR WEATHERBY, DIXIE AND THE MOUTH OF DIXIE CREEK.

Comment (Workings): PARTS OF THE RIVER BED AND SMALL PATCHES OF BENCH GRAVEL EXTENDING UP TO 200 FEET ABOVE PRESENT RIVER LEVEL HAVE BEEN WORKED. BAR PLACERS WERE PRACTICALLY EXHAUSTED BY 1900; SMALL DREDGE OPERATING NEAR WEATHERBY IN 1900 (LINDGREN, 1901)


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON: USGS 22ND ANNUAL REPORT, PART 2, P. 766-767.

Reference (Deposit): ALLEN, J. E., 1939, WEATHERBY PLACERS: ODGMI UNPUBLISHED REPORT.


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