The Lyons Mine is a mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 5,449 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: 5,449 Feet (1,661 Meters)
Lat, Long: 44.3639, -118.29440
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Lyons Mine MRDS details
Primary: Lyons Mine
Secondary: Hiller Chrome
Secondary: Red Elephant Nickle Prospect
District: Upper Burnt Riv
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.
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: U.S. Government
Info Year: 1977
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1917
Discovery Year: 1917
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): THIS DEPOSIT IS NOT A RESOURCE THE NICKEL VALUES ARE TOO LOW CHROMITE DEPOSIT IS TOO SMALL IN SIZE.
Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. MISC. PAPER 20, 1978, P. 60
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES IC 8252, 1965, P. 332.
Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 55, 1963.
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