Snowstorm

The Snowstorm is a copper and 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: Snowstorm  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 44.96028, -117.39167

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Satelite image of the Snowstorm

Snowstorm MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Snowstorm
Secondary: Copper Spread


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Eagle Creek


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: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


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

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Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

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.


References

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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