The Cornucopia Mine is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.99694, -117.19722
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Cornucopia Mine MRDS details
Primary: Cornucopia Mine
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: Unc Mining And Milling
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Production): REPORTED TO HAVE HAD ANN. PROD. OF $1 MILLION IN GOLD PRIOR TO WWI
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: TAILINGS FROM MILL USED FOR CONCRETE MIX AND GROUT.
Comment (Deposit): SOLD TO AN EASTERN INVESTOR IN 1961 TO BE CONVERTED TO A DUDE RANCH OR SUMMER RESORT. HAD BEEN DEV. TO 800 FT. DEPTH.
Comment (Location): 1,000 ACRES OF LAND - OLD MINE BLDGS. & PART OF ABD. TOWNSITE OF CORNUCOPIA
Reference (Deposit): OREGON DEPT. OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL IND. MINED LAND RECLAMATION FILES
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