The Powder River Iron is a iron mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Iron
Lat, Long: 44.8175, -117.32500
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Powder River Iron MRDS details
Primary: Powder River Iron
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Podiform
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1942
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Northwest Shear Zones
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
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.
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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