The Red Knob Claims is a copper mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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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.
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 44.95667, -117.39556
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Red Knob Claims MRDS details
Primary: Red Knob Claims
District: Eagle Creek
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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
Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION IS CONFINED TO SHEAR ZONES AND INCIPIENT FRACTURES IN RELATIVELY UNALTERED GREENSTONE
Comment (Production): 16 SHORT TONS OF 2.7% ORE WAS SHIPPED IN 1956.
Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N.S., AND BROOKS, H.C., 1956, ODGMI MEMORANDUM REPORT
Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N.S., AND BROOKS, H.C., 1957, MEMORANDUM REPORT: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES.
Reference (Deposit): 1957 RECON ODGMI FILE REPOR
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