The Thomason and Schwayder is a molybdenum, silver, gold, and copper 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: Molybdenum, Silver, Gold, Copper
Lat, Long: 44.37361, -118.22639
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Thomason and Schwayder MRDS details
Primary: Thomason and Schwayder
Secondary: Lucky Boy
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Owner Name: Art Cheatum
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^.35 Oz Au
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
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES FOR 1977-1979 NOT AVAILABLE.
Comment (Deposit): LOCALLY SMALL, FINE GRAINED GRANODIORITE DIKES CUT ACROSS THE SHEAR ZONE. FREE GOLD OCCURS BOTH IN THE DIKES AND IN THE SHEARED COUNTRY ROCK. QUARTZ IS RARE. ; INFO.SRC : 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, N.S. 1948, LUCKY BOY MINE; ODGMI FILE REPORT
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND OTHERS, 1979 GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE RASTUS MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE; ODGMI OPEN FILE REPORT 0-79-7
Reference (Deposit): ODGMI RECON 1948 FILE REPOR
Reference (Production): ODGMI FILE REPORT
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