The Weaver Mine is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 5,541 feet.
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Elevation: 5,541 Feet (1,689 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.75417, -118.27861
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Weaver Mine MRDS details
Primary: Weaver Mine
District: Sumpter District
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
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Stream Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
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
Form: STREAM SEDIMENT DEPOSITS
Description: Several Normal Faults Of Small Throw
Analytical Data: AU FINENESS=900 TO 940
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.
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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