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.
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
Primary: North Pole-Columbia
Secondary: E and E
Secondary: Wide West
Secondary: More Or Less
District: Cracker Creek District
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.
Owner Name: Omega Mines Ltd.
Home Office: 308-540 Burrad St. Vancouver, B. C.
Info Year: 1974
Time Period: 1895-1922
Description: 240831 Ounces Gold, 288378 Ounces Silver, 134 Pounds Lead, 36 Pounds Zinc
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1895
Discovery Year: 1887
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
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.
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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