Currier

The Currier is a mercury and barium-barite 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: Currier  

State:  Oregon

County:  Lake

Elevation:

Commodity: Mercury, Barium-Barite

Lat, Long: 42.74944, -120.76389

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Currier MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Currier
Secondary: Lucky Boy No. 1


Commodity

Primary: Mercury
Primary: Barium-Barite


Location

State: Oregon
County: Lake


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: W. M. Currier
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

Form: POCKETS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Shearing, Brecciation


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Clay, Silica And Carbonate Alteration And Impregnation Of The Host Rocks


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Mercury
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Chalcedony
Gangue: Barite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED AT CENTER OF SECTION

Comment (Production): 2.5 FL PRODUCTION, NOT RECORDED


References

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

Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

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): 5) ROSS, C.P., 1941, SOME QUICKSILVER PROS

Reference (Production): BROOKS

Reference (Deposit): MERCURY IN OREGON, 1965, USBM IC 8252


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