Zenith

The Zenith is a gold, silver, and copper 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: Zenith  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 45.00639, -117.36167

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Zenith MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Zenith


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Wallowa


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


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: Blue Mountain Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Greenstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Greenstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: FOUR CHANNEL SAMPLES, 22 TO 38 INCHES LONG ACROSS THE VEIN ASSAYED BETWEEN TRACE AND 0.2 TOZ/TON AU AND TRACE AG


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR THE TOP OF THE RIDGE BETWEEN EAST EAGLE AND BRADLEY CREEKS

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES A 150 FT. LONG ADIT ON THE VEIN

Comment (Deposit): LITTLE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): 1947 RECON ODGMI FILE REPOR

Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, JAMES, REED, J.C., AND PARK, C.F., 1933, SOME MINING DISTRICTS OF EASTERN OREGON: USGS BULL. 846-A, P. 65-66.

Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N.S., 1947, DUNHAM MILES CLAIMS: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES UNPUBLISHED REPORT.


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