The Blue Jay is a zinc, lead, gold, and silver mine located in Marion county, Oregon.
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Commodity: Zinc, Lead, Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.855, -122.17806
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Blue Jay MRDS details
Primary: Blue Jay
Secondary: Part of the Ruth Group
District: North Santiam
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Willamette National Forest
Owner Name: Shiney Rock Min. Co.
Home Office: Mehama, Or.
Years: 1981 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Northern Cascade Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene
Comment (Workings): HAS A 300 FOOT DRIFT AND A 40 FOOT STOPE.
Comment (Geology): SIMILAR TO THE RUTH (BLUE) VEIN
Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1951, ODGMI BULL. 14-D, P. 127
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