The Huntington Copper Occurrence is a copper mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 44.36833, -117.29556
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Huntington Copper Occurrence MRDS details
Primary: Huntington Copper Occurrence
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: Polymetallic veins
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Jurassic
Comment (Location): SW 1/4 NE 1/4
Comment (Deposit): VISIBLE MINERALIZATION CONSISTS OF QUARTZ VEINLETS AND THIN SEAMS OF MALACHITE IN A SHEAR ZONE ABOUT ONE FT. THICK.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF 2 ADITS WITH COMBINED LENGTH OF ABOUT 50 FT.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., 1980, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE HUNTINGTON AND PART OF THE OLDS FERRY QUADRANGLES, BAKER AND MALHEUR COUNTIES, OREGON: ODGMI MAP GMS-13
Reference (Deposit): 1967 RECON ODGMI UNPUBLISHED FIELD NOTES BY H.C. BROOK
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