Elk Creek Gold Mining Company

The Elk Creek Gold Mining Company is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 5,699 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.

Mine Info

Name: Elk Creek Gold Mining Company  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 45.0228, -117.21140

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Elk Creek Gold Mining Company MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Elk Creek Gold Mining Company
Secondary: Robert Emmet
Secondary: Robert Emmett


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker


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

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Workings

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Ownership

Owner Name: Elkhorn Mining And Minerals Co.
Company ID: 3503071
Home Office: Oregon
Info Year: 1981


Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

Comment (Location): LOCAT: 6MI ABOVE THE OLD TOWN OF CORNUCOPIA VIA ELK CREEK


References

Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 14-A, 1939, P. 28.


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