Copper Butte

The Copper Butte is a mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,930 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: Copper Butte  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 3,930 Feet (1,198 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.9431, -117.52080

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Copper Butte MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper Butte
Secondary: Copper Butte Group
Secondary: Gilkeson
Secondary: Copper Queen Mine


Commodity

Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Eagle Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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: Fee Ownership
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: 1872
Discovery Year: 1870
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Cuprite
Unknown: Bornite
Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Chalcocite
Unknown: Malachite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Chlorite
Unknown: Chrysocolla
Unknown: Copper
Unknown: Epidote
Unknown: Actinolite
Unknown: Azurite


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): ON TONNAGE-GRADE MATRIX A FACTOR OF 12 CUBIC FT.PER TON WAS THE P3 TONNAGE ASSUMED TO EXTEND TO A DEPTH OF 20 FT. THE P2 TONNAGE ASSUMED TO EXTEND TO A DEPTH OF 40 FT. THE P1 TONNAG ASSUMED TO EXTEND TO A DEPTH OF 80 FT. LATERAL DIMENSIONS OF P1,P2,AND P3 TONNAGES ARE 700 FT.X 100 THE PROPERTY LIES IN THE SAWTOOTHRIDGE 7.5 MINUTE TOPOGRAPHI


References

Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 14-A, 1939, P. 46.


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