Dodo

The Dodo is a gold 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.

Mine Info

Name: Dodo  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper

Lat, Long: 44.70472, -118.47694

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Dodo MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Dodo


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Granite


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: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
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: Serpentinite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Middle Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): NO RECORDED PRODUCTION

Comment (Workings): 2 SHAFTS 80 AND 100 FEET DEEP, NOT ACCESSIBLE IN 1931

Comment (Location): LOCATED BETWEEN DON JUAN AND PHOENIX


References

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1941, ODGMI BULL. 14-B, P.76

Reference (Deposit): HEWITT, D.F., 1931, ZONAL RELATIONS OF THE LODES OF THE SUMPTER QUADRANGLE; AIME TRANS. V.5, P.323


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