The Oregon Trail is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,960 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: 3,960 Feet (1,207 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.80472, -117.73639
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Oregon Trail MRDS details
Primary: Oregon Trail
District: Virture District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Blue Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Location): LOCATION FROM USBM MILS (LONGITUDED ADJUSTED 9/11/91 BY D.F. FROM 123-44-11W TO 117-44-11W)
Comment (Geology): LITTLE INFORMATION AVAILABLE
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939, BULL. 14-A, P. 108.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., AND MCINTYRE,J.R., 1977, RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE VIRTUE FLAT QUADRANGLE, BAKER COUNTY, OREGON: ODGMI OPEN-FILE REPORT 0-77-5.
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