Richmond

The Richmond is a silver and gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 5,400 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: Richmond  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 44.70722, -118.45000

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Richmond MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Richmond


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Bonanza District/Greenhorn Are


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


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

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): EQUIPPED WITH MILL IN EARLY 1900'S

Comment (Workings): ABOUT A 300 FT SHAFT

Comment (Geology): SEVERAL DISCONTINOUS QUARTZ STRINGERS AND GOUGE ZONES


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN OREGON; USGS ANN. REPT. NO. 22, P. 702


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