The Gold Cluster is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.51361, -117.32833
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Gold Cluster MRDS details
Primary: Gold Cluster
Secondary: Knight Tunnel
Secondary: Sam Mc Gee
Secondary: Lone Pine
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: NARROW STRINGERS
Description: Post-Mineral Movement
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Analytical Data: 770 TO 825 FINE
Analytical Data: GOLD MOSTLY FREE
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.
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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