Taylor Ranch Mine

The Taylor Ranch Mine is a chromium mine located in Crook county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,960 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: Taylor Ranch Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Crook

Elevation: 3,960 Feet (1,207 Meters)

Commodity: Chromium

Lat, Long: 44.3961, -120.43720

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Taylor Ranch Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Taylor Ranch Mine
Secondary: Ochoco
Secondary: Whiting


Primary: Chromium


State: Oregon
County: Crook
District: Ochoco Mining District

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.


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Owner Name: Boston Ranch Corp.
Percent: 99.00
Home Office: Oregon
Info Year: 1978


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1940
Discovery Year: 1938
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Chalcedony
Unknown: Cinnabar
Unknown: Pyrite


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Reference (Deposit): P. 138-139.

Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 55, 1963,

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