The Last Chance Vein, Cornucopia Mine is a lead, copper, gold, and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Lead, Copper, Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 45.0225, -117.21694
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Last Chance Vein, Cornucopia Mine MRDS details
Primary: Last Chance Vein, Cornucopia Mine
Secondary: Baker Mines Co.
Secondary: Mayflower Mine
Secondary: Granite Mtn Vein
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: Forest Industries Insurance Management Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Location): THE VEIN CROPS OUT AT ABOUT 7000 FT ELEV., ABOUT 2500 FT. HORIZONTALLY NW OF THE UNION-COMPANION VEIN AND ABOUT ONE AND A HALF MILES NW OF AND 3000 FT. ABOUT CORNUCOPIA TOWNSITE
Comment (Workings): THE VEIN HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AND MINED TO A DIP DEPTH OF 2000 FT BELOW THE OUTCROP
Comment (Geology): GRANODIORITE STOCK AND APLITE DIKES. VEIN IS MAINLY QUARTZ WITH LOCAL INCLUSIONS OF ALTERED HOST ROCKS AND GOUGE
Comment (Deposit): THE LAST CHANCE VEIN IS ONE OF SEVERAL VEINS WORKED BY THE CORNUCOPIA MINE. OTHERS INCLUDE THE WHITMAN, UNION-COMPANION, WALLINGFORD, AND VALLEY VIEW. MOST OF THE PRODUCTION WAS FROM THE UNION-COMPANION AND LAST CHANCE VEINS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., AND RAMP, L., 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61, P. 89-90.
Reference (Deposit): GOODSPEED, G.E., 1939, GEOLOGY OF THE GOLD QUARTZ VEINS OF CORNUCOPIA: AIME TECH. PUB. 1035.
Reference (Deposit): SWARTLEY, A.M., 1914, ORE DEPOSITS IN NORTHEASTERN OREGON: OREGON BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, MINERAL RESOURCES OF OREGON, V. 1, NO. 8, P. 49-53.
Reference (Deposit): WIESS, P.L., AND OTHERS, 1976, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE EAGLE CAP WILDERNESS AND ADJACENT AREAS, OREGON: USGS BULL. 1385-E, P. 39-41.
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