Golconda

The Golconda is a silver, gold, and copper mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 5,600 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: Golconda  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Copper

Lat, Long: 44.82028, -118.21417

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Golconda MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golconda


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Antimony


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cracker Creek


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Physiographic Detail: Blue Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: East-West Trending Thrust Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: RATIO OF CONCENTRATION 7:1 TO 5:1 . FREE GOLD 40 TO 50 PERCENT. GOLD-SILVER RATIO IN BULLION 720 TO 220


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Marcasite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): SW 1/4, ON THE NORTH POLE-COLUMBIA LODE IMMEDIATELY SOUTHWEST OF THE COLUMBIA MINE.

Comment (Deposit): COMPOSITE QUARTZ VEIN

Comment (Workings): 510 FT. UNDERGROUND SHAFT WITH SEVERAL LEVELS, AND 1300 FT. ADIT, WORKINGS TOTAL 7000 FT.

Comment (Geology): VEIN FILLS A NORMAL FAULT WHICH CUTS AN OLDER THRUST FAULT CONTACT BETWEEN ARGILLITE AND METAGABBRO


References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND RAMP, L., 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON; ODGMI BULL. 61, P.75

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939, ODGMI BULL. 14-A,P.36

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1901, THE GOLD BELT OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN OREGON; USGS ANN. REPT. NO. 22, P.665

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C. AND OTHERS, 1981, MAP OF THE GEOLOGY AND GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE BOURNE QUADRANGLE, BAKER AND GRANT COUNTIES, OREGON; ODGMI MAP GMS-19


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