The Lowgrade Claims is a manganese mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Manganese
Lat, Long: 44.6875, -117.58306
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Lowgrade Claims MRDS details
Primary: Lowgrade Claims
District: Pleasant Valley
Owner Name: Frunk De Merrit And Ray Mayfield
Owner Name: Ketell Investment Corp.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic
Comment (Location): LOCATION UNCERTAIN. DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY CORRESPONDS WITH ARGONAUT LOCATION.
Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION OF 206 TONS OF 25 % MANGANESE
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., MCINTYRE, J.R. AND WALKER, G.W., 1977, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1 DEG BY 2 DEG QUADRANGLE, GMS-7, ODGMI
Reference (Deposit): 1954, RECON ODGMI FILE REPORT
Reference (Deposit): 1954 RECON ODGMI, FILE REPORT
Reference (Deposit): OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES, 1954, FILE REPORT.
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