Mountain View Prospect

The Mountain View Prospect is a gold and silver 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: Mountain View Prospect  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.86472, -118.27861

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MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.


Satelite image of the Mountain View Prospect

Mountain View Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mountain View Prospect
Secondary: Overland


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cable Cove


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAYED $13.65 IN GOLD, AND $7.50 IN SILVER.


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): SW 1/4ADJOINS CALIFORNIA MINE ON THE NORTHWEST.

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 300 FEET OF TUNNELS

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: SHATTER ZONE IN GRANITE IS AS WIDE AS 14 FT. NUMEROUS SOLID BLOCKS WITHIN THIS ZONE.


References

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939, ODGMI BULL. 14-A, P. 20


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