Climax

The Climax is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 6,099 feet.

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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: Climax  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.825, -118.21250

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Climax MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Climax


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cracker Creek


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

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
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: East-West Striking Thrust Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Geology): VEIN FILLS A NORMAL FAULT WHICH CUTS A THRUST CONTACT BETWEEN ARGILLITE AND METAGABBRO ; GEOL.DESC: PARRALLELS NORTH PRE-COLUMBIA LODE, AND IS SIMILAR.

Comment (Production): AN ORE SHOOT 50 FEET LONG AND 100 FEET DEEP WAS WORKED OUT IN EARLY DAYS.

Comment (Deposit): THREE VEINS EXPLORED

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 2 ADITS WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF DRIFTS.AN ORE SHOOT 50 FEET LONG AND 100 FEET DEEP WAS WORKED OUT IN EARLY DAYS.


References

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI, BULL. 14 - A, P. 36 .

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI, BULL. 61 , P. 73 .

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND OTHERS, 1981, MAP OF THE GEOLOGY AND GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE BOURNE QUADRANGLE, BAKER AND GRANT COUNTIES, OREGON; ODGMI MAP GMS-19


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