Duck Creek Placers

The Duck Creek Placers is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,999 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.

Mine Info

Name: Duck Creek Placers  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

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

Site Name

Primary: Duck Creek Placers


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Homestead


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

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Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 878 1/2 FINE.
Analytical Data: GOLD IS COARSE AND FLAT OR ROUNDED


Materials

Not available


Comments

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.


References

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 60


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