The Table Top Prospect is a nickel and asbestos mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Nickel, Asbestos
Lat, Long: 44.39833, -117.43194
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Table Top Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Table Top Prospect
Secondary: Nickel Dome
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Serpentine-hosted asbestos
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silica Leaching, Limonite From Iron-Bearing Carbonates
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: THE OTHERS RANGE FROM 0.10 TO 0.16 % NI.
Analytical Data: SAMPLES INDICATE LOW NICKEL VALUES OF SIX SAMPLES, HIGHEST VALUE IS 0.485 % NI
Comment (Location): NW 1/4 SEC 34
Comment (Development): CLAIMS POSTED BY R. A. GRIFFITH AND LESTER HICE IN SEPT. 1944 BUT WERE APPARENTLY NEVER RECORDED. SUBSEQUENT CLAIMS HAVE BEEN FILED ON THE OCCURRENCES FROM TIME TO TIME.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF SEVERAL SMALL HAND-DUG PITS.
Comment (Geology): ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS OCCUR IN A WINDOW OF PRE-JURASSIC SERPENTINITE AND BURNT RIVER SCHIST WHICH HAS BEEN FAULTED INTO JURASSIC WACKE. THESE ARE UNCONFORMABLY OVERLAIN BY TERTIARY TUFFACEOUS SEDIMENTS AND THIN TERTIARY BASALT FLOWS. THE GREEN MICAS OCCUR IN A SILICA-LIMONITE BOXWORK IN ALTERED SERPENTINITE
Comment (Deposit): REFERENCE NUMBER (M014475) HAS BEEN MERGED WITH THIS RECORD AND DELETED FROM THE OREGON FILE.
Reference (Deposit): 1969 COMPIL ODGMI REFERENCE 1
Reference (Deposit): 1948 RECON ODGMI FILE REPORT
Reference (Deposit): RAMP, LEN, 1978 , INVESTIGATIONS OF NICKEL IN OREGON: ODGMI MISC. PAPER NO. 20 , P. 61 - 62
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