The Red Mountain Prospect is a copper and gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 7,201 feet.
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.
Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)
Commodity: Copper, Gold
Lat, Long: 45.04472, -117.22778
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Red Mountain Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Red Mountain Prospect
Land ownership: Federal
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.
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
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: 0.1 TO 0.9 TOZ AG/TON, TRACE AG AND CU
Analytical Data: FOUR CHIP SAMPLES
Comment (Location): LOCATED ABOUT 1/2 MILE NORTHWEST FROM THE QUEEN OF THE WEST MILL LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 7-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH USFS LAND OWNERSHIP BOUNDARIES, 1:126,720 SCALE.
Comment (Workings): 100 FT. INCLINE SHAFT AND 1,100 FT. CROSS CUT.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: "ALTHOUGH NOT EXAMINED MUCH EXCEPT AT THE CONTACT WITH THE GRANITE RED MOUNTAIN APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN ONCE A SEDIMENT, BUT DUE TO THE REGIONAL DISTRUBANCES OCCURRING BEFORE THAT WHICH PERMITTED THE GRANITIC INTRUSION, IT IS NOW A SCHIST."
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 31 .
Reference (Deposit): WEIS, P.L. AND OTHERS, 1976, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THEAGLE CAP WILDERNESS AREA: USGS BULL. 1385-E, P. 48.
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