The Salem Hills Bauxite is a aluminum mine located in Marion county, Oregon at an elevation of 728 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 728 Feet (222 Meters)
Lat, Long: 44.8581, -123.05720
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Salem Hills Bauxite MRDS details
Primary: Salem Hills Bauxite
Secondary: Marion County Area
Secondary: South Salem Hills
Secondary: Rosedale Church Area
Secondary: Entress Farm
Secondary: Summer Place
Secondary: George Veall Place
Tertiary: Water, Free
Land ownership: Private
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.
Type: Fee Ownership
Owner Name: Various Private Farms
Info Year: 1975
Owner Name: Reynolds Metals Co. See Comment
Home Office: Virginia
Info Year: 1975
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1945
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Puget Trough
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Ownership): REYNOLDS OWNS APPROX. 66 PERCENT OF THE RES. AREA.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): MATRIX GRADES AND TONNES BASED ON WET TONNES
Comment (Deposit): LENGTH AND WIDTH OF MINERALIZED ZONE NOT CONTINUOUS
Comment (Production): MAJOR DRILLING PROGRAMS EXTENDED FROM 1958-1965
Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 46, 1956, P. 19.
Reference (Deposit): P. 133-134.
Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 14-D, 1952,
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