Red Boy and Mt. Chief

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.

Mine Info

Name: Red Boy and Mt. Chief  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead, Copper, Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 45.03806, -117.23500

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Red Boy and Mt. Chief MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Red Boy and Mt. Chief


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cornucopia


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

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Ownership

Owner Name: Almon Motley


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1885
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena


Comments

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


References

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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