Gold Prospect

The Gold Prospect is a silver and gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 6,601 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: Gold Prospect  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 44.36194, -118.23222

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Gold Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Unity


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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Epidote


Comments

Comment (Development): SPECIFIC HISTORY ON PROSPECT IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Comment (Deposit): PROSPECT IS LOCATED ON A SHEAR ZONE IN JURASSIC SEDIMENTARY ROCKS ADJACENT TO A LOCALLY PYRITE-BEARING HORNBLENDE QUARTZ DIORITE DIKE. SHEAR ZONE IS WITHIN THE ALTERATION HALO ASSOCIATED WITH WIDESPREAD PORPHYRY-TYPE MINERALIZATION IN THIS AREA ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV


References

Reference (Deposit): LOWERY, W.A., 1968, GEOLOGY OF THE IRONSIDE MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE; ODGMI OPEN-FILE REPORT

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND OTHERS, 1979, GEOLOGY OF THE RASTUS MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE; ODGMI OPEN-FILE REPORT 0-79.

Reference (Deposit): 1979 GEOLMAP ODGMI GEOL. MAP OF THE RASTUS MTN. QUADRANGLE, 0-79-


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