The Auburn Placers is a gold and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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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.
Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.69972, -117.94667
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Auburn Placers MRDS details
Primary: Auburn Placers
Secondary: Includes Blue Canyon and California Gulch
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
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: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
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
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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