The Snowstorm is a copper and gold 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, Gold
Lat, Long: 44.96028, -117.39167
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Snowstorm MRDS details
Secondary: Copper Spread
District: Eagle Creek
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): LONG. CHANGED FROM 123-23-30W TO 117-23-30W ON 9/13/91 BY D.F. USING ABOVE INFO
Comment (Production): LINDGREN (1901) NOTES THAT SOME RUSTY QUARTZ WAS EXTRACTED AND MILLED AT THE LILY WHITE MILL.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY A 160 FOOT INCLINE IN 1901.LINDGREN (1901) NOTES THAT SOME RUSTY QUARTZ WAS EXTRACTED AND MILLED AT THE LILY WHITE MILL.
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN,W., 1901, GEOLOGY OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON; USGS ANN REPORT NO. 22, P.738
Reference (Deposit): PROTSKA, H.J., 1962, GEOLOGY OF THE SPARTA QUADRANGLE; ODGMI GEOL. MAP WITH TEXT
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