The Burkemont is a copper and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,301 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 3,301 Feet (1,006 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.92722, -117.56583
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Burkemont MRDS details
Secondary: North American Copper Co.
Secondary: Copper Union
District: Eagle Creek
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.
Owner Name: G. Rose
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Early Triassic
Comment (Location): CONSISTS OF 6 PATENTED LODE CLAIMS
Comment (Deposit): NOT CONCENTRATED IN WELL DEFINED FISSURE VEINS
Comment (Workings): 400 FOOT SHAFT NOW CAVED.
Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., 1937 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE BAKER QUADRANGLE, OREGON: USGS BULL. 879 , P. 110 .
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14-A, P. 45 .
Reference (Deposit): HAMMIT, R. W., 1972 , UNIV. OREGON M.S. THESIS
Reference (Deposit): HULL, D., 1976, BURKEMONT MINE, OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES SUMMARY REPORT.
Reference (Deposit): 1975 RECON ODGMI SUMMARY REPOR
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