Powder River Iron

The Powder River Iron is a iron 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: Powder River Iron  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Iron

Lat, Long: 44.8175, -117.32500

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Powder River Iron MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Powder River Iron


Commodity

Primary: Iron


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Sparta


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Podiform
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1942
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Northwest Shear Zones


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Production): 110 SHORT TONS SHIPPED IN 1962 (67.2% FE; 2.0% SIO2; 0.05% P; 0.005% S

Comment (Deposit): MAGNETITE PODS ARE WIDELY DISPERSED AND VERY SMALL IN SIZE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Geology): HOST ROCKS ARE DIKES.


References

Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N.S., 1963, POWDER RIVER IRON OCCURENCE: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES.

Reference (Deposit): 1944, ODGMI FILE REPORT

Reference (Deposit): 1960, ODGMI FILE REPORT

Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N.S., 1963, POWDER RIVER IRON OCCURRENCE, ODGMI SPECIAL REPORT

Reference (Deposit): 1944 RECON ODGMI FILE REPORT

Reference (Deposit): 1960 GEOLMAP ODGMI SPECIAL FILE REPORT


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