Greenhorn Prospect

The Greenhorn Prospect is a gold 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: Greenhorn Prospect  

State:  Oregon

County:  Marion

Elevation:

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.73611, -122.12417

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Greenhorn Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Greenhorn Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold


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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1902
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: Tuff
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR THE TOP OF THE RIDGE IN THE HEADWATERS OF MCKAY CREEK

Comment (Commodity): SUPPOSEDLY FREE MILLING

Comment (Workings): 120 FOOT TUNNEL AND MANY OPEN CUTS

Comment (Deposit): LITTLE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1951, ODGMI BULL. 14-D, P. 130


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