The Gold Hill is a gold, lead, zinc, 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, Lead, Zinc, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.54528, -117.39472
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Gold Hill MRDS details
Primary: Gold Hill
Secondary: Spring Gulch
Secondary: Gone Goose
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
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Comment (Location): S 1/2, ON THE NORTH SLOPE OF GOLD HILL. 20 LODE CLAIMS
Comment (Deposit): EIGHT SMALL VEINS
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 4,200 FEET OF DRIFTS, 3 SHAFTS, AND SEVERAL CUTS.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: WALL ROCKS ARE INTENSELY SERICITIZED ADJACENT TO THE VEINS
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 68 .
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 136 .
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