The Indiana Mine is a gold, lead, and manganese mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead, Manganese
Lat, Long: 44.53472, -117.53861
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Indiana Mine MRDS details
Primary: Indiana Mine
District: Mormon Basin
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Comment (Geology): FREE GOLD IS APPARENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH HEMATITE AND MANGANESE OXIDES. ; GEOL.DESC: FAULT CONTACT BETWEEN GRANITE AND PORPHYRY; NO MINERALIZATION ON FAULT
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 5 SHAFTS AND 1 LONG CROSSCUT WITH 200 FEET OF DRIFT PRODUCTION ESTIMATED AT $10,000 .
Comment (Location): S 1/2 , 6 UNPATENTED LODE CLAIMS
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION ESTIMATED AT $10,000 .
Reference (Deposit): 1938 RECON ODGMI FILE NOTE
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 78
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