Hindman Placer

The Hindman Placer is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,377 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.

Mine Info

Name: Hindman Placer  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 4,377 Feet (1,334 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.69111, -118.31833

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Hindman Placer MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hindman Placer


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Platinum
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Greenhorn 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: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Stream Placer
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
Physiographic Detail: Blue Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Placer Au-PGE


Orebody

Form: STREAM SEDIMENT DEPOSITS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: FINENESS 919, ON HIGHER BENCH 970


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Platinum
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Zircon
Gangue: Ilmenite
Gangue: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Location): IN WHITMAN NATIONAL FOREST. LOCATION GIVEN IS AT THE JUNCTION OF CAMP AND PINUS CREEKS; TOPOGRAPHIC MAP SHOWS TAILINGS ON PINUS CREEK ONLY

Comment (Development): ACTIVE IN 1900, NO RECORDS SINCE

Comment (Deposit): TWO BENCHES ON PROPERTY. LOWER BENCH IS APPARENTLY THE HIGHER GRADE ONE; STREAM GRAVELS ARE DERIVED FROM THESE BENCHES

Comment (Workings): ABOUT 2 MI OF STREAM CHANNELS HEAVILY PLACERED

Comment (Commodity): GOLD IS COARSE

Comment (Production): 0.5 OZ PT WITH EACH CLEANUP

Comment (Geology): GOLD DERIVED IN PART FROM REWORKED BENCH GRAVELS. HIGHER BENCH GRAVELS ARE, AS A RULE, TOO POOR TO PAY FOR WASHING BUT CONTAIN SOME FLOUR GOLD. "RHYOLITE" BEDROCK


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, WALDEMAR, 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 22ND ANNUAL REPORT, PT. 2, P. 702-703


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