The Crystal Palace is a gold and arsenic mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold, Arsenic
Lat, Long: 44.855, -117.36889
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Crystal Palace MRDS details
Primary: Crystal Palace
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
Comment (Location): E 1/2, 2 1/2 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF SPARTA.
Comment (Deposit): THICKNESS AVERAGES 1 FT.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 2 ADITS 80 FEET APART VERTICALLY AGGREGATE 2000 FEET.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: VEIN IN LOWER TUNNEL HAS PECULIAR S-SHAPED CURVE; CURVE MAY BE DUE EITHER TO POST-MINERAL OR PRE-MINERAL MOVEMENT EXPOSURES ARE INSUFFICIENT FOR CLEAR DECISION. VEIN QUARTZ IS MORE OR LESS CRUSHED, SHOWING CLEARLY THAT THERE HAS BEEN POST-MINERAL MOVEMENT, BUT AMOUNT IS DIFFICULT TO JUDGE.
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 101
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 47 .
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