Bull Run Creek Placers

The Bull Run Creek Placers is a gold and silver 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: Bull Run Creek Placers  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.38806, -118.23917

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Bull Run Creek Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bull Run Creek Placers
Secondary: Ferris Mining Co.


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Unity Area


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein


Orebody

Form: STREAM GRAVELS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION TOTALS 2161 TOZ AU AND 253 TOZ AG FROM 61,000 CUBIC YARDS OF GRAVEL DURING 1940-1941.

Comment (Geology): BEDROCK IS ABOUT 18 FEET DEEP. DREDGE WORKED A STRIP ALONG BULLRUN CREEK ABOUT 100 YARDS WIDE AND TWO MILES LONG ; GEOL.DESC: PLACER GOLD DERIVED FROM LODE DEPOSITS ONCE PRESENT ON SLOPES OF ADJACENT RIDGES.


References

Reference (Deposit): LOWRY, W.D., 1968, GEOLOGY OF THE IRONSIDE MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE, ODGMI OPEN FILE REPORT, P.70.

Reference (Production): LOWRY, 1968

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 157 .


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