The Smith George W. Claims is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 45.02917, -117.26333
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Smith George W. Claims MRDS details
Primary: Smith George W. Claims
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: REPORTED TO HAVE FAIR VALUES IN GOLD
Comment (Location): LOCATED ABOUT ONE MILE NORTH OF THE JACKLEY CLAIMS NEAR THE NORTHERN END OF GRANITE MTN. & AT THE HEAD OF LITTLE EAGLE CREEK
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 32
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