The Mountain Belle is a gold and silver 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: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.81528, -118.22556
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Mountain Belle MRDS details
Primary: Mountain Belle
District: Cracker Creek
Land ownership: Private
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: Amer Higley
Home Office: Baker, Or.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Physiographic Detail: Blue Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: East-West Trending Thrust Faults
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic
Comment (Deposit): VALUES ARE REPORTEDLY LOW. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): ON THE SOUTHERN EXTENSION OF THE NORTH POLE-COLUMBIA LODE
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
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W. 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, OREGON, USGS ANN. REPT. NO.2, P.666
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