The Red Boy and Mt. Chief is a lead, copper, silver, and gold 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.
Primary Mineral: Lead, Copper, Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 45.03806, -117.23500
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Red Boy and Mt. Chief MRDS details
Primary: Red Boy and Mt. Chief
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: Almon Motley
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1885
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Production): ONE CAR OF ORE SHIPPED IN 1936 AND ONE IN 1938; VALUES UNKNOWN
Comment (Location): LOCATED IN THE CANYON ABOVE THE QUEEN OF THE WEST MILL SITE
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 30
Reference (Deposit): 1939 RECON/ODGMI/NOTES IN FIL
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