Glass Buttes Mine

The Glass Buttes Mine is a mercury mine located in Lake county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,600 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: Glass Buttes Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Lake

Elevation: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)

Commodity: Mercury

Lat, Long: 43.5333, -119.94310

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Glass Buttes Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Glass Buttes Mine
Secondary: Polaris
Secondary: Miller and Hobson Mercury
Secondary: Ryan


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Oregon
County: Lake
District: Glass Buttes


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

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: E. Suratt And D. Turnidee
Home Office: Oregon

Owner Name: Goddard, Asa
Home Office: Oregon

Owner Name: Vern Ryan
Home Office: Oregon
Info Year: 1979


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1956
Discovery Year: 1933
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Cinnabar
Unknown: Chalcedony


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ORE IS IN OPALITE DERIVED FROM SILICIFICATION OF TUFF AND VOLCANIC GLASS.


References

Reference (Deposit): P. 173-174.

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

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES RI 3926, 1946, 4 P.


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