Gold Powder

The Gold Powder is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,560 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: Gold Powder  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 3,560 Feet (1,085 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.7614, -117.57080

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Gold Powder MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Powder
Secondary: Gold and Silver Prospect


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: Oregon
County: Baker

Land Status

Land ownership: Unknown
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.


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Owner Name: Kennecott Exploration Co.
Home Office: Montana
Info Year: 1993


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): DOGAMI MLR 01-0168

Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. GEOLOGIC MAP GMS-7, 1976.

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