Liberty

The Liberty is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 5,420 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: Liberty  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 5,420 Feet (1,652 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.56417, -117.90139

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Liberty MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Liberty
Secondary: Olmstead Claims


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Upper Burnt River


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: L. D. Olmstead
Years: 1939 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1919
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: Blue Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Greenstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Greenstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Talc


Comments

Comment (Deposit): VEINLETS AND POCKETS

Comment (Workings): FOUR OR FIVE PROSPECT PITS, 3 SHORT ADITS AND 3 SHALLOW SHAFTS

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :41; 01


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., AND OTHERS, 1976, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BAKER 2DEG QUADRANGLE, OREGON: ODGMI GMS-7.

Reference (Deposit): USFS MINERAL EXAMINATION


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