Simmons

The Simmons is a gold, silver, copper, 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: Simmons  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead

Lat, Long: 45.04278, -117.20639

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Simmons MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Simmons


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cornucopia


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


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: Blue Mountain Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Greenstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ON SIMMONS MOUNTAIN ON THE EAST SIDE OF PINE CREEK OPPOSITE CORNUCOPIA

Comment (Production): CONCENTRATES PRODUCED IN 1941 FROM 1046 TONS OF ORE CONTAINED 246 OUNCES GOLD AND 1840 OUNCES SILVER. PREVIOUS OUTPUT UNKNOWN.

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL SHORT ADITS SHAFTS, AND CUTS.CONCENTRATES PRODUCED IN 1941 FROM 1046 TONS OF ORE CONTAINED 246 OUNCES GOLD AND 1840 OUNCES SILVER. PREVIOUS OUTPUT UNKNOWN.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: VEIN IN GREENSTONE 18 INCHES TO 4 FEET WIDE; STRIKES N 30 DEG W DIPS GENTLY EAST, AND IS TRACEABLE FOR ABOUT 2000 FEET.


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 97 .

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 31 .

Reference (Deposit): WEISS, P.L., AND OTHERS, 1976; MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE EAGLE CAP WILDERNESS AND ADJACENT AREAS, OREGON: USGS BULL. 1385-E, P. 43.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): WEISS ET AL, 1976


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