Chrome Occurrence

The Chrome Occurrence is a chromium mine located in Baker county, Oregon.

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: Chrome Occurrence  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Chromium

Lat, Long: 44.55528, -117.94111

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Satelite image of the Chrome Occurrence

Chrome Occurrence MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Chrome Occurrence


Commodity

Primary: Chromium


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Upper Burnt River


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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Brandenthaler, Anthony
Years: 1942 -


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
Physiographic Detail: Blue Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Podiform chromite (minor)


Orebody

Form: LENS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Serpentinite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Middle Triassic

Name: Serpentinite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Middle Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 43.0% CR2O3


Materials

Ore: Chromite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): LOCATION ONLY. NO SPECIFIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND OTHERS, 1976, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 2 DEGREE QUADRANGLE: ODGMI MAP GMS-7

Reference (Deposit): ASSAYS ON FILE AT ODGMI BAKER FIELD OFFICE, BAKER, OR


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