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.
Primary Mineral: Chromium
Lat, Long: 44.45333, -117.75528
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Chrome Occurrence MRDS details
Primary: Chrome Occurrence
District: Upper Burnt River
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.
Owner Name: John Pittman
Years: 1953 -
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
Model Name: Podiform chromite (minor)
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Middle Triassic
Analytical Data: 47.33% CR2O3
Comment (Deposit): LOCATION ONLY. NO SPECIFIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): ASSAYS ON FILE AT ODGMI BAKER FIELD OFFICE, BAKER, OR
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND OTHERS, 1976, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 2 DEGREE QUADRANGLE: ODGMI MAP GMS-7
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