Weaver Mine

The Weaver Mine is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 5,541 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: Weaver Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 5,541 Feet (1,689 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.75417, -118.27861

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Weaver Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Weaver Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Platinum


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Sumpter 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: 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

Type: L
Description: Several Normal Faults Of Small Throw


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AU FINENESS=900 TO 940


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Geology): GRAVEL CONSISTS OF SMOOTH ROUNDED COBBLES IN A LOOSELY CEMENTED SANDY MATRIX. GRAVEL RESTS ON LOOSELY CEMENTED SANDS AND SILTS, WHICH IN TURN REST ON CHERTY SHALE AND MAFIC IGNEOUS ROCKS.

Comment (Commodity): PGE REPORTED (BUT UNVERIFIED) ONLY AT KLONDIKE BAR, MAY BE PRESENT ELSEWHERE

Comment (Location): IN WHITMAN NATIONAL FOREST. NEAR HEAD OF NORTH PRONG OF BUCK GULCH. LOCATION GIVEN IS FOR MINE SYMBOL SHOWN ON TOPO MAP

Comment (Deposit): GRAVEL TERRACE; GOLD IS DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT BUT IS MORE CONCENTRATED IN LOWER PARTS OF TERRACE

Comment (Workings): PITS, HYDRAULIC MINING

Comment (Development): OPERATION BEGAN AROUND 1900

Comment (Commodity): BLACK SAND SAMPLE CONTAINED A FEW SPECKS OF PT. GOLD IS PIN-HEAD TO DUST SIZED, HALF ROUNDED GRAINS

Comment (Location): MUCH OF AREA UNSURVEYED. NORTH OF RIVER IS GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA AND SOUTH OF RIVER IS NAVAJO INDIAN RESERVATION. LOCATION GIVEN IS AT MOUTH OF CATHEDRAL CANYON WHERE JOHNSON (1973) SHOWS PLACER WORKINGS. PLACERS NOW SUBMERGED UNDER LAKE POWELL.


References

Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J.T., 1910, PLACER GRAVELS OF SUMPTER AND GRANITE DISTRICTS, EASTERN OREGON, IN CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC GEOLOGY 1909: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 430, P. 60-61.

Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J.R., AND HEWETT, D.F., 1914, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE SUMPTER QUADRANGLE: OREGON BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, THE MINERAL RESOURCES OF OREGON, V. 1, NO. 6, P. 126.

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. 95.


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