Camp Creek Prospects

The Camp Creek Prospects is a silver, copper, molybdenum, and zinc mine located in Baker 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: Camp Creek Prospects  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper, Molybdenum, Zinc

Lat, Long: 44.30278, -118.21611

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Camp Creek Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Camp Creek Prospects


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Molybdenum
Primary: Zinc


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Unity


Land Status

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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Johns Mansville Corp.

Owner Name: Preussag Of Canada Ltd.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Porphyry Cu-Mo


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Mineralized Zone Trends Approximately N 45 Deg W


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Hornblendite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

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


References

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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