Connor Creek Prospect

The Connor Creek Prospect is a mercury, chromium, gold, and nickel 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: Connor Creek Prospect  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Mercury, Chromium, Gold, Nickel

Lat, Long: 44.56889, -117.18000

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Connor Creek Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Connor Creek Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Mercury
Primary: Chromium
Primary: Gold
Primary: Nickel


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Hot-spring Hg


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Major North-East-Trending Fault Contact


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Shearing, Silica-Carbonate Altering


Rocks

Name: Schist
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: THIRTEEN SAMPLES CONTAIN FROM 0.013 TO 0.28 % NI, AND AVERAGE 0.16 % NI. EIGHT SAMPLES CONTAIN FROM A TRACE TO 0.70 LB/TON HG, AVERAGE 0.34 LB/TON HG. AU AND AG ASSAYS OF 5 SAMPLES SHOW ONLY TRACE QUANTITY OF AU AND NO AG.


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Chromite
Gangue: Chalcedony
Gangue: Opal


Comments

Comment (Geology): PROSPECT IN NARROW ZONE BETWEEN PRE-JURASSIC BURNT RIVER SCHIST TO THE NORTH AND JURASSIC VOLCANICS AND MARINE GRAYWACKES TO THE SOUTH.

Comment (Location): NW 1/4 SEC 35

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF SURFACE CUTS AND PROSPECT ROADS. LARGEST CUT IS ABOUT 250 FT LONG AND 60 FT. WIDE.

Comment (Deposit): AREA HAS BEEN PROSPECTED FOR NATIVE MERCURY, CINNABAR, CHROMITE, AND GOLD ( BROOKS, 1963 ). ALL WORK HAS BEEN DONE IN SEARCH OF MERCURY AND CHROMITE; A FEW SAMPLES ASSAYED FOR NICKEL.


References

Reference (Deposit): RAMP, LEN, 1978 , INVESTIGATIONS OF NICKEL IN OREGON: ODGMI MISC. PAPER NO. 20 , P. 60


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