Timber Canyon Mine

The Timber Canyon Mine is a gold 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: Timber Canyon Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.75528, -117.34361

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Timber Canyon Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Timber Canyon Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Sparta


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1890
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

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Geology): VEIN CONSISTS OF A FEW INCHES TO SEVERAL FEET OF MASSIVE WHITE QUARTZ WITH LIMONITE STRINGERS AND CREVICES.

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES NOT AVAILABLE.

Comment (Workings): PROPERTY IS CAVED


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., MCINTYRE, J.R, AND WALKER, G.W., 1977, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1 DEG BY 2 DEG QUADRANGLE, ODGMI GMS-7, GEOLOGIC MAP

Reference (Deposit): 1939 RECON ODGMI, FILE REPOR

Reference (Deposit): PROTSKA, H.J. AND BATEMAN, R.L., 1962, GEOLOGY OF THE SPARTA QUADRANGLE, ODGMI GMS-1, GEOLOGIC MAP


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