The Paddy Creek is a mercury and gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Mercury, Gold
Lat, Long: 44.99694, -117.29250
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Paddy Creek MRDS details
Primary: Paddy Creek
District: Eagle Creek
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: Culley Trickle
Years: 1963 -
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
Name: Metasedimentary Rock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Location): S/2 SEC 35, CENTER OF HALF SECTION
Comment (Production): TEN STAMP MILL IN EARLY DAYS; NO MILL RECORDS.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL HUNDRED FT. OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS. TEN STAMP MILL IN EARLY DAYS;
Comment (Deposit): CONSV. RECORDS ( M014487 ) AND ( M014484 ) MERGED WITH THIS RECORD, AND DELETED FROM THE OREGON FILE.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., 1963, QUICKSILVER IN OREGON: OREGON DEPT. OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES, BULL. 55, 223 P.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 99 .
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 49 .
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