The Connor Creek 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: 44.57056, -117.18250
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Connor Creek MRDS details
Primary: Connor Creek
Secondary: Rose Lee
District: Connor Creek
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Owner Name: Al Davis; Harold Cooley
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1940
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Triassic
Analytical Data: AVERAGED 0.3 LB HG/TON
Analytical Data: 8 SAMPLES
Comment (Deposit): CONSV. RECORD ( M014574 ) MERGED WITH THIS RECORD AND DELETED FROM THE OREGON FILE.
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF DOZER CUTS AND 2 SHORT ADITS
Comment (Geology): SILICA-CARBONATE ROCK DERIVED FROM SERPENTINITE AND GABBRO.
Comment (Location): NE/4 SEC. 34; NW/4 SEC. 35 ON EAST SIDE OF DRY CREEK
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., 1963, QUICKSILVER IN OREGON: OREGON DEPT. OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES, BULL. 55, 223 P.
Reference (Deposit): MERCURY IN OREGON, 1965, USBM IC 8252
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