The Pine Creek & Yellow Nugget Placer is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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.
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.4986, -117.90030
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Pine Creek & Yellow Nugget Placer MRDS details
Primary: Pine Creek & Yellow Nugget Placer
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): OREGON DEPT OF GEOL BULLETIN 14-A, P. 102.
Reference (Deposit): WFOC PRODUCTION RECORDS.
Reference (Deposit): OREGON GEOLOGY, MINERAL INDUSTRY IN OREGON, VOLS. 53, 54,55.
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