North Pole-Columbia

The North Pole-Columbia is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 7,041 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.

Mine Info

Name: North Pole-Columbia  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 7,041 Feet (2,146 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.8422, -118.19330

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North Pole-Columbia MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: North Pole-Columbia
Secondary: Golconda
Secondary: Appomattox
Secondary: Eureka
Secondary: Excelsior
Secondary: E and E
Secondary: Taber
Secondary: Williams
Secondary: Wide West
Secondary: More Or Less


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cracker Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Type: Patented


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Omega Mines Ltd.
Home Office: 308-540 Burrad St. Vancouver, B. C.
Info Year: 1974


Production

Year: 1922
Time Period: 1895-1922
Description: 240831 Ounces Gold, 288378 Ounces Silver, 134 Pounds Lead, 36 Pounds Zinc


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1895
Discovery Year: 1887
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Tetrahedrite
Unknown: Stibnite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Arsenopyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): VARIOUS CLAIMS ALONG LODE, A DISTANCE OF APPROX 13,000 FEET. ALSO LOCATED IN SEC 29.

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION BETWEEN 1895-1922 AMOUNTED TO MORE THAN $9000000.

Comment (Geology): ROCK NAME IS ARGILLITE. MINERALIZATION EMPLACED ALONG A MAJOR FAULT.


References

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES RI 3569, 1941, P. 30-35.

Reference (Deposit): 41.

Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 14-A, 1939, P. 38-

Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 380, 1908, PART 1.


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