Poor Man

The Poor Man is a mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 7,920 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: Poor Man  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 7,920 Feet (2,414 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 45.0742, -117.27080

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Poor Man MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Poor Man
Secondary: Poorman
Secondary: Mother Lode
Secondary: Balm Creek Gold Mining Co.
Secondary: Gilkeson
Secondary: Eagle Cap Wilderness


Commodity

Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Eagle Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Wilderness
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: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Oregon Copper Co. (Morris Cook)
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Oregon
Info Year: 1976


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1935
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: Gold
Unknown: Azurite
Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Chalcedony
Unknown: Chalcocite
Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Chlorite
Unknown: Chrysocolla
Unknown: Epidote
Unknown: Jarosite
Unknown: Limonite
Unknown: Malachite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Sericite
Unknown: Barite
Unknown: Ankerite


Comments

Comment (Geology): LOWER LEVELS OF MINES ARE CAVED &FLOODED & ASSAY DATA ARE NO ABLE,THEREFORE RESERVE CALCULATIONS ARE NOT POSSIBLE THERE ARE NO MEASURED,INDICATED OR INFERRED RESERVES IN POOR M CREEK,& GILKESON MINES,BASED ONAVAILABLE DATA.


References

Reference (Deposit): 44.

Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 14-A, 1939, P. 43-

Reference (Deposit): P. 78.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1385-E, 1976, TABLE 3, NO. 77,


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