The Little Hill is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,800 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: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.52361, -117.31333
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Little Hill MRDS details
Primary: Little Hill
District: Lower Burnt River
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
Form: SMALL STRINGERS
Comment (Location): NEAR CENTER OF SECTION, ELEVATION 4,800 FEET. 3 UNPATENTED CLAIMS
Comment (Production): SAID TO HAVE PRODUCED $200,000
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 3 OR 4 TUNNELS 200 TO 300 FEET LONG AND A 60-FOOT SHAFT. SAID TO HAVE PRODUCED $200,000
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 70 .
Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 137 .
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