Durkee

The Durkee is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,199 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: Durkee  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 4,199 Feet (1,280 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.50556, -117.46056

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Durkee MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Durkee


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Platinum
Tertiary: Titanium, Metal
Tertiary: Tin
Tertiary: Chromium


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Baker Area


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

Owner Name: Deerdorf And Graves
Years: 1933 -

Owner Name: C. L. Deerdorf
Years: 1933 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: 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: Payette Section


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: PT=0.00066 OZ/TON (23 PPB), AU=0.0297 OZ/TON (1 PPM) CALCULATED FROM $204.63 AU AND $6.60 PT GIVEN IN DAY AND RICHARDS


Materials

Ore: Chromite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Magnetite
Ore: Ilmenite


Comments

Comment (Location): POSSIBLY 0.5 MI SOUTHEAST OF RYE VALLEY ROAD NEAR DURKEE DEVELOPMENT CO. PROPERTY OR NEAR DURKEE GOLD RIDGE MINING CO. PROPERTY. LOCATION GIVEN IS ON SOUTHERN TRIBUTARY TO FRENCH CREEK JUST BELOW GOLD RIDGE MINE, SOUTH OF DURKEE

Comment (Commodity): ANALYTICAL DATA FROM CONCENTRATE 6 LBS/TON

Comment (Deposit): BLACK SANDS IN GRAVELS

Comment (Workings): SURFACE WORKINGS PRESUMED


References

Reference (Deposit): OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES, 1939, OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, NORTHEASTERN OREGON--EAST HALF: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES BULLETIN 14-A, P. 66.

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, WALDEMAR, 1912, PLATINUM AND ALLIED METALS: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES, CALENDAR YEAR 1911, PT. 1, P. 997

Reference (Deposit): DAY, D.T., AND RICHARDS, R.H., 1906, USEFUL MINERALS IN THE BLACK SANDS OF THE PACIFIC SLOPE: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES, CALENDAR YEAR 1905, P. 1206-1207.


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