The Brazos is a gold 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
Lat, Long: 44.71417, -117.65028
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Brazos MRDS details
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: STRINGERS AND NODULES
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic
Analytical Data: LOW GRADE
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: DISCONTINUITY OF THE QUARTZ MAY BE DUE TO MOVEMENTS ON THE VEIN
Comment (Location): NE 1/4
Comment (Deposit): VEIN IS 3-4 FT THICK.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 800-FOOT SHAFT AND SEVERAL DRIFTS.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 140
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 103
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., MCINTYRE, J.R., AND WALKER, G.W., 1976 GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE OREGON PART OF THE BAKER 1DEG BY 2DEG QUADRANGLE, ODGMI GMS-7, GEOL. MAP
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