The Cracker-Summit is a gold and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 6,050 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: 6,050 Feet (1,844 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.83472, -118.20444
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Cracker-Summit MRDS details
District: Cracker Creek
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
Owner Name: Brooks Minerals Inc.
Years: 1981 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Deposit): COMPOSITE QUARTZ VEIN
Comment (Workings): ABOUT 600 FEET OF TUNNELS AND DRIFTS
Comment (Geology): SILICIFIED QUARTZ-ARGILLITE BRECCIA PARALLELS ARGILLITE-METAGABBRO CONTACT
Comment (Development): LITTLE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON AREA STOPED IN EARLY 1900'S
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND OTHERS, 1981, MAP OF THE GEOLOGY AND GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE BOURNE QUADRANGLE, BAKER AND GRANT COUNTIES, OREGON; ODGMI MAP WITH TEXT GMS-19
Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J.T., 1909, FAULTING AND VEIN STRUCTURE IN THE CRACKER CREEK GOLD DISTRICT, BAKER COUNTY, OREGON; USGS BULL. 380, P. 85-93
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