Gold Cluster

The Gold Cluster is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Gold Cluster  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.51361, -117.32833

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Gold Cluster MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Cluster
Secondary: Knight Tunnel
Secondary: Sam Mc Gee
Secondary: Sheepherder
Secondary: Lone Pine


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Weatherby


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein


Orebody

Form: NARROW STRINGERS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Post-Mineral Movement


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Basalt
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 770 TO 825 FINE
Analytical Data: GOLD MOSTLY FREE


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): $8000 IN 1928 - 1938 ; EARLY PRODUCTION NOT RECORDED.

Comment (Location): NE 1/4, EAST OF QUARTZ GULCH; 12 UNPATENTED LODE CLAIMS

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 600 FEET OF TUNNELING AND SHALLOW SHAFTS. $8000 IN 1928 - 1938 ; EARLY PRODUCTION NOT RECORDED.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: DISCONTINUOUS QUARTZ STRINGERS IN A SHEAR ZONE IN GRANODIORITE.


References

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. 135 .


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