Bonanza Mine

The Bonanza Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 5,801 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: Bonanza Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.70833, -118.40889

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Bonanza Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bonanza Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Greenhorn District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Mrs. Francis Jackson, Baker Oregon

Owner Name: Tapin Copper Mines Ltd., Vancouver, B. C.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1892
Discovery Year: 1877
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Physiographic Detail: Greenhorn Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Name: U
Form: TABULAR

Name: U
Form: TABULAR

Name: R
Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Ne Trending Blue Mountains Uplift

Type: L
Description: Nw Shear Zones


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification Of Argillite Near Vein


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION ESTIMATED AT $1,750,000; MOSTLY GOLD, SOME SILVER. 1899-1904 PRODUCTION TOTALED $904,628.

Comment (Workings): SIZE IS ESTIMATED TOTAL PRODUCTION ESTIMATED AT $1,750,000; MOSTLY GOLD, SOME SILVER. 1899-1904 PRODUCTION TOTALED $904,628.

Comment (Deposit): CONSV. RECORD (M014063) HAS BEEN MERGED WITH THIS ONE, AND DELETED FROM THE OREGON FILE.


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, THE GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON: USGS 22ND. ANNUAL REPORT, P. 701

Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J. T., AND HEWETT, D. F., 1914, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE SUMPTER QUADRANGLE: OREGON BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., MINERAL RESOURCES OF OREGON, V. 1, NO. 6, P. 119-122

Reference (Deposit): ORE. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. IND., 1939, OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK; NORTHEASTERN OREGON, EAST HALF: ORE. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. IND. BULL. 14-A, P. 52-53

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: O.D.G.M.I. BULL. 61, P. 106-107

Reference (Deposit): 5) PERKINS, J.M., 1976, GEOLOGY OF THE GREENHORN QUAD. AND THE NW PORTION OF THE WHITNEY QUAD.

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

Reference (Deposit): 1914 RECON ORE. BU. MINES GEOL.: REF. 2

Reference (Deposit): 1939 COMPILE ORE. DEPT. GEOL. MIN. IND.: REF. 3

Reference (Production): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON


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