Cracker-Klondike

The Cracker-Klondike is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 6,299 feet.

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: Cracker-Klondike  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.81444, -118.24194

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Cracker-Klondike MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cracker-Klondike
Secondary: Klondike


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cracker Creek District


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: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: R. Gibbs And R. Mallacek
Home Office: Baker, Or.
Years: 1980 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: N80e-90e Cleavage In Argillite.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.50 OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: VEIN SAMPLE REPORTEDLY ASSAYED 0.04 OZ/TON AU


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): ADIT REOPENNED FOR SAMPLING IN 1980

Comment (Geology): LODE IS A ZONE OF SHEARED AND SILICIFIED ARGILLITE WITH QUARTZ STRINGERS.

Comment (Workings): 200 FT DRIFT ADIT AND SEVERAL PITS AND TRENCHES

Comment (Deposit): ON PARALLEL VEIN TO THE NORTH POLE-COLUMBIA LODE


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND OTHERS, 1979, MAP OF THE GEOLOGY AND GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE BOURNE QUADRANGLE, BAKER AND GRANT COUNTIES, OREGON; ODGMI MAP WITH TEXT GMS-19

Reference (Deposit): NELSON D.W.C., 1923, MAP OF CRACKER, CABLE COVE AND PORTIONS OF ROCK CREEK, IBEX, AND CABELL MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICTS IN EASTERN OREGON;


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