Connor Creek

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.

Mine Info

Name: Connor Creek  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 44.57056, -117.18250

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Connor Creek MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Connor Creek
Secondary: Rose Lee


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Connor Creek


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Al Davis; Harold Cooley


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1940
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Hot-spring Hg


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Argillite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVERAGED 0.3 LB HG/TON
Analytical Data: 8 SAMPLES


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Cinnabar


Comments

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


References

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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