Quartz Mtn

The Quartz Mtn is a gold mine located in Lake county, Oregon at an elevation of 5,640 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: Quartz Mtn  

State:  Oregon

County:  Lake

Elevation: 5,640 Feet (1,719 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 42.3222, -120.80220

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Quartz Mtn MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Quartz Mtn
Secondary: Quartz Mountain Property
Secondary: Fremont
Secondary: Quartz Mtn Property


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Lake
District: Quartz Mountain


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.


Holdings

Type: Patented
Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Wavecrest Resources, Inc.
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Oregon
Info Year: 1991

Owner Name: Pegasus Gold Inc
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: Washington
Info Year: 1992
Years: 1992 - 1994

Owner Name: Quartz Mountain Gold Corp.
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: Canada
Info Year: 1992
Years: 1992 - 1994

Owner Name: Quartz Mountain Gold Corp.
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Canada
Info Year: 1997
Years: 1994 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Leach
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Open Pit
Milling Method: Leach-Solvent-Extract-Precipitation
Discovery Year: 1986
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Hot-spring Au-Ag


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Ownership): PEGASUS GOLD INC TERMINATED JV IN DEC OF 1994. QUARTZ MOUNTAIN GOLD CORP ENTERED INTO LETTER OF AGREEMENT WITH NEWMONT EXPLORATION IN AUG 1995: (SEE AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK REFERENCE IN BIBL.).

Comment (Reserve-Resource): RESERVE RANGE FROM 500,000 TO 1,150,000 CONTAINED T OZ AU.

Comment (Deposit): IF PERMITTING GOES WELL, HEAP LEACH AND MILLING OPERATION COULD BEGIN DEVELOPMENT WORK IN EARLY 1993 (87,500 OZ/YR OPER.). AS OF 1996 PROPERTY WAS STILL ON A STANDBY (TEMP SHUTDOWN) STATUS. ALSO USGS ID OR06502, AND LOCATED IN SEC 35 AS WELL AS SEC 34.


References

Reference (Deposit): P. 3A-4A.

Reference (Deposit): RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1996/97, U.S. MINES AND MINING

Reference (Deposit): QUARTZ MOUNTAIN: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PAY DIRT (BISBEE, AZ),

Reference (Deposit): AZ), P. 16A.

Reference (Deposit): WALENGA, K, 1988, PRODUCTION DECISION IS EXPECTED SOON AT

Reference (Deposit): BETTER SAY PARTNERS: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PAY DIRT (BISBEE,

Reference (Deposit): EPLER, B, 1987, OREGON GOLD RESERVES GETTING BIGGER AND

Reference (Reserve-Resource): RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1996/97, P296.

Reference (Deposit): DOGAMI MLR 19-0065.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOKS, 1996, P198, 1997, P228.

Reference (Deposit): COMPANIES, P296.

Reference (Deposit): AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK, 1996, P198, 1997, P228.


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