Connor Creek Mine

The Connor Creek Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,501 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: Connor Creek Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 3,501 Feet (1,067 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.56556, -117.20139

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Connor Creek Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Connor Creek Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Connor Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1871
Discovery Year: 1871
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Snake River Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Ne Trending Blue Mountain Uplift

Type: L
Description: Shear Zone Trends N 30 Deg E And Dips 45 To 60 Deg Se


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chloritization Of Argillite And Dike


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Argentite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, OREGON: 22 ND ANNUAL REPORT, USGS, P. 757

Reference (Deposit): GILLULLY, J., ETAL, 1933, SOME MINING DISTRICTS OF EASTERN OREGON: USGS BULL. 846-A, P. 50-51

Reference (Deposit): OREGON DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUSTRIES, 1939, OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK; NORTHEASTERN OREGON, EASTERN HALF: BULL. 14-A

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: O.D.G.M.I., BULL. 61, P. 106

Reference (Deposit): 1901 RECON W. LINDGREN: REF. 1

Reference (Deposit): 1968 COMPILE ORE. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. IND.: BULL. 61

Reference (Deposit): 1914 RECON ORE. BU. MINES AND GEOL.: MIN. RES. ORE. 1 (8): 216

Reference (Deposit): 1929 GEOLMAP J. GILLULLY: USGS BULL. 879

Reference (Deposit): 1929 RECON J. GILLULLY ETAL: USGS BULL. 846-A

Reference (Deposit): 1939 COMPILE ORE. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. IND.: BULL. 14-A


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