Ruth

The Ruth is a zinc, lead, gold, and silver mine located in Marion 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: Ruth  

State:  Oregon

County:  Marion

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Lead, Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.85222, -122.18639

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Ruth MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ruth
Secondary: Amalgamated
Secondary: Lewis & Clark
Secondary: Part of Shiny Rock Mini


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Oregon
County: Marion
District: North Santiam


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: Willamette National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Shiney Rock Min. Co.
Home Office: Mehama, Or.
Years: 1981 -


Production

Year: 1951
Time Period: 1930-1951
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^About 6.5 % Zn


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Northern Cascade Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.40 OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: 0.03 OZ/TON AU
Analytical Data: 0.36 % CU
Analytical Data: 1.12 % PB
Analytical Data: ORE REPORTEDLY AVERAGED 7.96 % ZN


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Clay
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Development): AREA CURRENTLY BEING EXPLORED FOR PORPHYRY COPPER (1981)

Comment (Workings): OVER 4000 FEET OF WORKINGS ON FIVE LEVELS.


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND RAMP, L., 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON; ODGMI BULL. 61, P. 290

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1951, ODGMI BULL. 14-D, P. 126

Reference (Deposit): CALLAGHAN, E. AND BUDDINGTON, A.F., 1938, METALLIFEROUS MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE CASCADE RANGE IN OREGON; USGS BULL. 893, P. 87

Reference (Deposit): ARMSTRONG, F.C. AND COLLINS, J.J., 1943, ESTIMATES OF RESERVES, RUTH ZINC MINE; USGS UNPUBLISHED REPORT, 10 PP.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): USGS (1943)


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