Auburn Placers

The Auburn Placers is a gold and silver 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: Auburn Placers  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.69972, -117.94667

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Auburn Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Auburn Placers
Secondary: Includes Blue Canyon and California Gulch


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
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

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Rocks

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Production): ESTIMATED TO BE SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN THAT WHICH WAS RECOVERED FROM THE CANYON CITY PLACERS.

Comment (Deposit): PLACER GROUND AT AUBURN WAS DISCOVERED IN 1862 AND SUPPORTED A CAMP OF SEVERAL THOUSAND INHABITANTS FOR SEVERAL YEARS. GRAVELS HAVE BEEN SPORADICALLY REWORKED SINCE THE 1890'S. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Geology): ERODED TERTIARY LAKE BEDS CONSTITUTE THE BEDROCK AT AUBURN, THE BEDROCK CALIFORNIA GULCH IS COMPRISED OF PRE-TERTIARY ARGILLITES


References

Reference (Production): LINDGREN (1901)

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON; USGS ANN. REPT. NO. 22, P. 653


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