Pinto Group

The Pinto Group is a mercury mine located in Lake 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: Pinto Group  

State:  Oregon

County:  Lake

Elevation:

Commodity: Mercury

Lat, Long: 42.03333, -120.63833

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Pinto Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pinto Group


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Oregon
County: Lake


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Fremont National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Dan Morrison, Gordon Huntley, George Batman


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1959
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Rocks Are Greatly Sheared


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Host Rocks Are Opalized To Varying Degree Over A Large Area


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar


Comments

Comment (Location): SOUTH EDGE SEC 6, LOCATED AT CENTER OF SECTION EDGE


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., 1963, QUICKSILVER IN OREGON: OREGON DEPT. OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES, BULL. 55, 223 P


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