Don Juan

The Don Juan is a 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: Don Juan  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.70028, -118.47417

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Don Juan MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Don Juan


Commodity

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


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Greenhorn


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Greenstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Middle Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Dolomite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Talc


Comments

Comment (Production): NO MILLING RECORDS AVAILABLE

Comment (Workings): ADIT OF UNKNOWN LENGTH; INACCESSIBLE IN 1930 . PROPERTY IS ABANDONED.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: VEIN MATERIAL CONSISTS OF GRANULAR DOLOMITE, A LITTLE QUARTZ AND GALENA.


References

Reference (Deposit): PERKINS, J.M., 1976, GEOLOGY OF THE GREENHORN QUAD. AND THE NW PORTION OF THE WHITNEY QUAD., UNIV. OF OREGON MS. THESIS, P. 88.

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1941 , ODGMI, BULL. 14 - B, P. 75 .

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI, BULL 61 , P. 112 .


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