The Duck Creek Placers is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,999 feet.
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Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 45.06528, -116.92389
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Duck Creek Placers MRDS details
Primary: Duck Creek Placers
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: 878 1/2 FINE.
Analytical Data: GOLD IS COARSE AND FLAT OR ROUNDED
Comment (Location): 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF HOMESTEAD, ALONG THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF DUCK CREEK. 17 UNPATENTED CLAIMS.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: BEDROCK IS ROTTEN GRANITE. GOLD LIES SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE GRAVEL.
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 60
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