The Flagstaff Mine is a mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,888 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: 3,888 Feet (1,185 Meters)
Lat, Long: 44.8144, -117.68310
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Geology: Several brecciated zones arranged in a "horsetail" pattern in sheared gabbro and diorite. Strike N. 45° E. to north. Dip SE. Contain masses of gouge and quartz lenses as much as 1.5 feet thick. Sulfides sparse.
Production: About $100,000.
References: Lindgren, 1901:724; Swartley, 1914:130; Parks and Swartley, 1916:93; Grant and Cady, 1914:152; Gilluly, Reed, and Park, 1933:74; Gilluly, 1937:96; and Department BuIIetin 14-A, 1939: 105-106.
Flagstaff Mine MRDS details
Primary: Flagstaff Mine
Secondary: Flagstaff Mine
Owner Name: Hecla Mining Co.
Info Year: 1989
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST., 1990, OREGON GEOLOGY,
Reference (Deposit): V. 52, NO. 2, P. 38, 41.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 846-A, 1933, P. 74-76.
Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 14-A, 1939,
Reference (Deposit): P. 105-106.
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