Platner Mine

The Platner Mine is a mercury mine located in Crook county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,058 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: Platner Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Crook

Elevation: 4,058 Feet (1,237 Meters)

Commodity: Mercury

Lat, Long: 43.9994, -120.72030

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Platner Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Platner Mine
Secondary: Bear Creek Mine


Primary: Mercury


State: Oregon
County: Crook
District: Bear Creek District

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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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1939
Discovery Year: 1930
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Unknown: Limonite
Unknown: Cinnabar
Unknown: Chalcedony


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Reference (Deposit): P. 154-155.

Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 55, 1963,

Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 4, 1938, P. 111.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 846-A, 1933, P. 138-139.

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