The Ellis Mine is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,449 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 4,449 Feet (1,356 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.75306, -118.21028
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Ellis Mine MRDS details
Primary: Ellis Mine
Secondary: Merry Agness
District: Sumpter District
Land ownership: Private
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1865
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): ABOUT 200 ACRES OF BENCH GRAVELS
Comment (Location): ACROSS CRACKER FROM SUMPTER
Comment (Development): DEPOSIT LARGELY EXHAUSTED
Comment (Workings): HYDRAULIC PLACER
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1860'S
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON; USGS ANN.REPT. NO. 22, P. 656
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND OTHER, 1981, MAP OF THE GEOLOGY AND GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE BOURNE QUADRANGLE, BAKER AND GRANT COUNTIES, OREGON; ODGMI MAP WITH TEXT GMS-19
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