White King Mine

The White King Mine is a uranium mine located in Lake county, Oregon at an elevation of 6,299 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: White King Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Lake

Elevation: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)

Commodity: Uranium

Lat, Long: 42.3325, -120.52167

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White King Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: White King Mine


Commodity

Primary: Uranium
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Mercury
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Oregon
County: Lake
District: Lakeview Area


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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: Fremont National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: White King/Lucky Lass


Production

Year: 1965
Time Period: 1955-1965
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^}Recovered From About 115,000 Tons Of Ore


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1955
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Three Prominent Fault Trends: N45w, N45e, N15e


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Local Opalization And Clay Alteration In The Ore Zones


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Uraninite
Ore: Pitchblende
Gangue: Chalcedony
Gangue: Realgar
Gangue: Cinnabar
Gangue: Jordisite
Gangue: Stibnite
Gangue: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Geology): GLASSY FLOW BANDED RHYOLITE DIKES.

Comment (Production): MOST OF THE PRODUCTION OCCURED IN 1958-1959

Comment (Workings): THE OREBODY WAS MINED UNDERGROUND INITIALLY AND LATER BY OPENPIT AS WATER AND CAVING GROUND WERE ENCOUNTERED. MOST OF THE PRODUCTION OCCURED IN 1958-1959

Comment (Deposit): DUPLICATE D000604 AND M029029 HAVE BEEN DELETED.


References

Reference (Deposit): PETERSON, N. V., 1958, OREGON'S URANIUM PICTURE: ODGMI THE ORE BIN, V. 20, NO. 12, P. 111-116

Reference (Deposit): PETERSON, N. V., 1959, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGY OF THE LAKEVIEW URANIUM AREA: ODGMI THE ORE BIN, V. 21, NO. 2, P. 11-17

Reference (Deposit): PETERSON, N. V. AND MCINTYRE, J. R., 1970, THE RECONNAISANCE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY, OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 66, P. 45-47

Reference (Production): PETERSON AND MCINTYRE


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