Little Pittsburgh

The Little Pittsburgh is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,101 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: Little Pittsburgh  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 4,101 Feet (1,250 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.84639, -117.34222

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Little Pittsburgh MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Little Pittsburgh
Secondary: Pittsburgh


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Sparta District


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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1875
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: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years: 213.000000+-
Dating Method: K-Ar
Age Young: Triassic

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years: 223.000000+-
Dating Method: Ar-Ar
Age Young: Triassic

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Granite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years: 213.000000+-
Dating Method: K-Ar
Age Young: Triassic

Name: Granite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years: 223.000000+-
Dating Method: Ar-Ar
Age Young: Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES NOT VERIFIED.

Comment (Deposit): LITTLE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1870'S


References

Reference (Deposit): FOSTER, D.W., 1892, MINING MAP OF EASTERN OREGON

Reference (Production): LINDGREN, 1901

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON; USGS ANN. REPT. NO. 22, P. 736


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