Ennis Butte Prospects

The Ennis Butte Prospects is a zinc, lead, and copper mine located in Lake 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: Ennis Butte Prospects  

State:  Oregon

County:  Lake

Elevation:

Commodity: Zinc, Lead, Copper

Lat, Long: 42.61639, -120.52833

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Ennis Butte Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ennis Butte Prospects


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper


Location

State: Oregon
County: Lake
District: Brattain


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


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
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Oligocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION IS SPOTTY AND APPEARS TO BE CONFINED TO N60W TRENDING SHEARS

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL MINING COMPANIES HAVE DONE SHALLOW TRENCHING.

Comment (Location): LOCATION APPROXIMATE


References

Reference (Deposit): MUNTZERT, J.K., 1969, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE BRATTAIN DISTRICT, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON; OREGON STATE UNIV. MS THESIS, 70 PP.

Reference (Deposit): PETERSON, N.V. AND MCINTYRE, J.R., 1970, THE RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY, OREGON; ODGMI BULL. 66, P. 51


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