Pathfinder Group

The Pathfinder Group is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,400 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: Pathfinder Group  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.93083, -117.37694

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Satelite image of the Pathfinder Group

Pathfinder Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pathfinder Group
Secondary: Moorehead Group


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Eagle 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

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: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Greenstone
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Greenstone
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.4-8.4 OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: PICKED SAMPLES RAN 0.06-0.28 OZ/TON AU


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): 14 CLAIMS NEAR SURPRISE SPRINGS

Comment (Workings): NUMEROUS SHALLOW CUTS AND SHAFTS

Comment (Geology): LITTLE INFORMATION AVAILABLE.


References

Reference (Deposit): LANCASTER, H.K., 1941, MOOREHEAD GROUP; ODGMI UNPLUBLISHED FILE REPORT, BAKER FIELD OFFICE


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