Mayflower Prospect

The Mayflower Prospect is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 5,400 feet.

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: Mayflower Prospect  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.80944, -118.22667

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Mayflower Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mayflower Prospect
Secondary: Gray Rock


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Antimony


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cracker Creek


Land Status

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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

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Ownership

Not available


Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Physiographic Detail: Blue Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

Not available


Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

Name: Argillite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): OVER 500 FT OF WORKINGS IN TWO ADITS NEWSPAPERS REPORT SMELTER SHIPMENT IN EARLY 1900'S

Comment (Production): NEWSPAPERS REPORT SMELTER SHIPMENT IN EARLY 1900'S

Comment (Deposit): THREE SEPARATE COMPOSITE QUARTZ VEINS EXPLORED


References

Reference (Deposit): HEWITT, D.F.,1931, ZONAL RELATIONS OF THE LODES OF THE SUMPTER QUADRANGLE, AIME TRANS, V.5, P.321

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND OTHERS, 1981, MAP OF THE GEOLOGY AND GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE BOURNE QUADRANGLE, BAKER AND GRANT COUNTIES, OREGON; ODGMI MAP GMS-19


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