The Camp Creek Prospects is a silver, copper, molybdenum, and zinc mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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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.
Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper, Molybdenum, Zinc
Lat, Long: 44.30278, -118.21611
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Camp Creek Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Camp Creek Prospects
Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: Johns Mansville Corp.
Owner Name: Preussag Of Canada Ltd.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Porphyry Cu-Mo
Description: Mineralized Zone Trends Approximately N 45 Deg W
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Location): PROSPECT CONSISTS OF APPROXIMATELY 300 CLAIMS IN A STRIP ONE MILE WIDE AND EIGHT MILES LONG
Comment (Deposit): JOHNS MANSVILLE IS CURRENTLY CONDUCTING AN EXTENSIVE EXAMINATION; INCLUDING APPROXIMATELY 5000 FEET OF DIAMOND DRILLING IN 1978 AND 1979.
Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION CONSISTS OF DISSEMINATED PYRITE IN SILICIFIED PORPHYRY DIKES AND ADJACENT SILICIFIED SEDIMENTARY ROCKS.
Comment (Deposit): TREND OF MINERALLIZED ZONE PARALLELS TERTIARY STRUCTURES AND CUTS ACROSS NORTHEAST PRETERTIARY STRUCTURES. ; INFO.SRC : 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): 1979 GEOLMAP ODGMI GEOL MAP RASTUS MTN. QUAD. 0-79-7
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND OTHERS, 1979, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE RASTUS MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE, OREGON; ODGMI OPEN FILE REPORT 0-79-7
Reference (Deposit): 1968 GEOLMAP ODGMI OPEN FILE REPORT
Reference (Deposit): LOWERY, W.D., 1968, GEOLOGY OF THE IRONSIDE MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE, ODGMI OPEN-FILE REPORT
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., FERNS, M.L., 1979, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BULL RUN ROCK QUADRANGLE, OREGON; ODGMI OPEN FILE REPORT 0-79-6
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