Gray Prospect

The Gray Prospect 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: Gray Prospect  

State:  Oregon

County:  Lake

Elevation:

Commodity: Mercury

Lat, Long: 42.53389, -119.98139

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Gray Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gray Prospect
Secondary: Windy Hollow
Secondary: Hot Spot Other Mining District N


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Oregon
County: Lake
District: Lost Cabin (Windy Hollow)


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Glenn Gray, Lynn Gray, Zane Gray
Years: 1963 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1934
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Clay Alteration, Limonitization Opalized


Rocks

Name: Dacite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED ON SHAFT SYMBOL

Comment (Production): POSSIBLY 7 FL PRODUCED


References

Reference (Production): BROOKS

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): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 161

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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