Quicksilver and Easy Money

The Quicksilver and Easy Money is a mercury mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,501 feet.

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: Quicksilver and Easy Money  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 4,501 Feet (1,372 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 44.44556, -117.66556

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Quicksilver and Easy Money MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Quicksilver and Easy Money


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Mormon Basin - Clarks Creek


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Racey Brothers
Years: 1963 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR HEAD OF LOG TOWN GULCH, LOCATION APPROXIMATE

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 150 FT. ADIT AND SEVERAL CUTS.

Comment (Deposit): CONSV. RECORD ( M014357 ) MERGED WITH THIS RECORD, AND DELETED FROM THE OREGON FILE. ; INFO.SRC : BAILEY E H


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

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

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 81 .


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