Flagstaff Mine

The Flagstaff Mine is a mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,888 feet.

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: Flagstaff Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Gallery: View 4 Flagstaff Mine Photos

Elevation: 3,888 Feet (1,185 Meters)


Lat, Long: 44.8144, -117.68310

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Mine Description

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

Site Name

Primary: Flagstaff Mine
Secondary: Flagstaff Mine


Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Tungsten


State: Oregon
County: Baker

Land Status

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Type: Unknown


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Owner Name: Hecla Mining Co.
Info Year: 1989


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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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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