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.
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.75528, -117.34361
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Timber Canyon Mine MRDS details
Primary: Timber Canyon Mine
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1890
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
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
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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