The Flagstaff is a gold, silver, antimony, and tungsten mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,901 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.
Elevation: 3,901 Feet (1,189 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Antimony, Tungsten
Lat, Long: 44.81417, -117.72472
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Flagstaff MRDS details
Secondary: Yellowjacket Group
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Ken Grabner
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Clay Alteration
Analytical Data: ACCORDING TO MR. LAYDEN, LARGE QUANTITIES OF THE GOUGELIKE MATERIAL WILL ASSAY $5 TO THE TON, ON THE BASIS OF GOLD AT $20.67 AN OUNCE
Analytical Data: NO ASSAY SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED, BUT LINDGREN REPORTS AVERAGE VALUES OF $16 TO THE TON IN QUARTZ
Comment (Location): NW 1/4
Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION PROBABLY NOT MORE THAN $100,000
Comment (Reserve-Resource): MR. LAYDEN BELIEVES THE FUTURE OF THE PROPERTY IS DEPENDENT ON LARGE SCALE MINING OF THE GOUGE LIKE MATERIAL.
Comment (Workings): SHAFT CAVED DUE TO FIRE, 1937 TOTAL PRODUCTION PROBABLY NOT MORE THAN $100,000
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: "HORSE TAIL" ARRANGEMENT OF VEINS - SUGGESTS TORSION ABOUT A STEEPLY INCLINED AXIS
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D. M., AND TWETO, O. L., 1962 , TUNGSTEN IN THE U.S., USGS MAP MR - 25 .
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 142 .
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 105 .
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D. M., UNPUBLISHED DATA
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