The Valley View Vein, Cornucopia Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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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.
Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 45.02111, -117.23222
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Valley View Vein, Cornucopia Mine MRDS details
Primary: Valley View Vein, Cornucopia Mine
Secondary: Valley View
Secondary: Wild Irishman
Land ownership: Private
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Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: Forest Industries Insurance Management Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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
Description: Valley View Vein Lies Along A Shear Zone Adjacent Toa Basalt Dike Of Miocene Age
Analytical Data: REPORTED THAT SHOOTS OF ORE OF FAIR SIZE AND GOOD QUALITY HAVE BEEN ENCOUNTERED.
Comment (Location): THE VEIN CROPS OUT BETWEEN 8000 AND 8400 FT ELEV. NEAR TOP OF CORNUCOPIA PEAK, ABOUT 2.2 MILES NW OF CORNUCOPIA TOWNSITE.
Comment (Deposit): PROBABLY CONTINUATION OF RED CROSS VEIN.
Comment (Deposit): THE VEIN IS ONE OF SEVERAL WORKED BY THE CORNUCOPIA MINE. THERES INCLUDE: UNION-COMPANION, LAST CHANCE, WALLINGFORD, AND WHITMAN. PRODUCTION WAS MOSTLY FROM THE UNION-COMPANION AND LAST CHANCE.
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 (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 33 .
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