The Crater Chimney is a mercury 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: Mercury
Lat, Long: 44.57944, -117.89000
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Crater Chimney MRDS details
Primary: Crater Chimney
Secondary: Gold Crater
Secondary: International Gold Group
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: International Gold Corp.
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: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Comment (Location): LOCATED AT CENTER OF SECTION BOUNDARY
Reference (Deposit): MERCURY IN OREGON: USBM IC 8252
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