Black Dwarf

The Black Dwarf is a molybdenum mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 6,650 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: Black Dwarf  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 6,650 Feet (2,027 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Molybdenum

Lat, Long: 44.86139, -118.27444

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Black Dwarf MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Dwarf


Commodity

Primary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cable Cove


Land Status

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.
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


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

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Molybdenite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): DEVELOPMENT WORK APPARENTLY CEASED BEFORE A PLANNED 300 FT. SHAFT WAS COMPLETED

Comment (Workings): SHAFT

Comment (Geology): VEIN NOT EXPOSED. DUMP MATERIAL INCLUDES PATCHES OF MOLYBDENITE IN QUARTZ STRINGERS IN PYRITIC GRANODIORITE

Comment (Deposit): SHAFT APPEARS TO BE LOCATED ON THE HANGING WALL SIDE OF THE EAGLE VEIN. DEVELOPMENT CEASED BEFORE THE EAGLE VEIN WAS REACHED. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV


References

Reference (Deposit): FERNS, M.L. AND OTHERS, 1982, MAP OF THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE MT. IRELAND QUADRANGLE, BAKER AND GRANT COUNTIES, OREGON; ODGMI MAP (IN PREPARATION)

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN OREGON; USGS ANN. REPT. NO. 22, P. 673


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