The E and E is a gold and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.82944, -118.20056
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E and E MRDS details
Primary: E and E
Secondary: Eureka and Excelsior
District: Cracker Creek
Land ownership: Private
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Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: Cracker Creek Mining Co.
Owner Name: Brooks Minerals Inc.
Years: 1980 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Physiographic Detail: Blue Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: East-West Trending Thrust Fault
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic
Analytical Data: RATIO OF GANGUE TO SULFIDES 25:1 TO 20:1. FREE GOLD LESS THAN 5 PERCENT. GOLD TO SILVER RATIO ABOUT 1 TO
Comment (Workings): SHAFT 760 FT. DEEP AND EIGHT ADITS; WORKINGS TOTAL ABOUT 20,000 FT. MAIN PERIODS OF ACTIVITY WERE 1891, 1894-1898, 1903-1905, AND 1920-1922, ACCORDING TO ELMER REPORT 1930.
Comment (Location): NE 1/4, ON A SEGMENT OF THE NORTH POLE-COLUMBIA LODE AND A SHORT DISTANCE UP CRACKER CREEK FROM BOURNE.
Comment (Production): MAIN PERIODS OF ACTIVITY WERE 1891, 1894-1898, 1903-1905, AND 1920-1922, ACCORDING TO ELMER REPORT 1930.
Comment (Development): MOW EXTENDING THE UPPER E & E ADIT AND DRIVING A NEW 3800 FT DEVELOPMENT ADIT. (1981)
Comment (Deposit): COMPOSITE VEIN
Comment (Geology): VEIN FILLS A NORMAL FAULT WHICH CUTS ANDOLDER THRUST FAULT CONTACT BETWEEN ARGILLITE AND METAGABBRO
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 74
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, THE GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON; USGS ANN. REPT. NO. 2, P. 661
Reference (Deposit): BROOK, H.C. AND OTHERS, 1981, MAP OF THE GEOLOGY ANX
Reference (Production): ELMER REPORT OF 1930
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