White Wonder

The White Wonder 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: White Wonder  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 44.73583, -118.38028

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White Wonder MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: White Wonder
Secondary: Mulkey Cinnabar


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Whitney Area


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Langdon Rand, Charles Mulkey
Years: 1963 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1942
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Local Fault Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Middle Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar


Comments

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY A 12 - FT. SHAFT AND 3 LARGE BULLDOZER TRENCHES.

Comment (Location): SE1/4

Comment (Geology): FINELY CRYSTALLINE CINNABAR IS ASSOCIATED WITH LIMONITE-STAINED GOUGE IN A LIGHT COLORED TUFF.

Comment (Deposit): NO CINNABAR HAS BEEN FOUND IN THE OLDER METAMORPHIC ROCKS.


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: USBM IC 8252

Reference (Deposit): FREDERICK, F., 1945, STATE OF OREGON MAP SHOWING LOCATION OF QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS: OREGON DEPT. OF GEOL. AND MIN. INDUSTRIES, SCALE 1:1,000,000


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