The Meadon Lake Prospect is a molybdenum 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.
Primary Mineral: Molybdenum, Copper
Lat, Long: 44.89694, -118.21583
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Meadon Lake Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Meadon Lake Prospect
Secondary: North Powder Molybdenum
District: Rock Creek
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: Johns-Mansville Corp.
Years: 1980 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Deposit): PROPERTY INCLUDES THE FLYING CLOUD AND LOY'S MINE. ; INFO.SRC : 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Location): APPROXIMATELY 200 LODE CLAIMS TAKEN IN 1971 IN THE TWIN PEAKS AREA
Comment (Geology): QUARTZ VEINLETS CONTAIN CHALCOPYRITE AND MOLYBDENITE. DISSEMINATED PYRITE AND CHALCOPYRITE GRAINS REPLACE BIOTITE IN THE LEUCOCRATIC PHASES.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., 1959, NORTH POWDER MOLYBDENUM PROSPECT: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES FILE REPORT.
Reference (Deposit): 1959 RECON ODGMI FILE REPORT
Reference (Deposit): 1976 COMPIL ODGMI FILE
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., 1959, NORTH POWDER MOLYBDENUM PROSPECT; ODGMI FILE REPORT
Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N.S., 1973, JOHNS-MANSVILLE EXPLORATIONS PROJECT; ODGMI FILE REPORT
Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N.S., 1973, JOHNS-MANSVILLE EXPLORATION PROJECT: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES FILE REPORT.
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