Kromite Mining Co.

The Kromite Mining Co. is a chromium 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: Kromite Mining Co.  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Chromium

Lat, Long: 44.56694, -117.20528

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Kromite Mining Co. MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Kromite Mining Co.


Commodity

Primary: Chromium


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Connor Creek Area


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Podiform
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Podiform chromite (minor)


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR MASSES


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE ASSAYS AS MUCH AS 50 % CHROMIC OXIDE.


Materials

Ore: Chromite


Comments

Comment (Location): SW 1/4 NW 1/4

Comment (Geology): HOST ROCK RESEMBLES CRYSTALLINE LIMESTONE.


References

Reference (Deposit): WESTGATE, L. G., 1920 , DEPOSITS OF CHROMITE IN EASTERN OREGON: USGS BULL 725 - A, P. 56


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