Burkemont Mine

The Burkemont Mine is a mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 3,399 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: Burkemont Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 3,399 Feet (1,036 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.9258, -117.56580

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Satelite image of the Burkemont Mine

Burkemont Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Burkemont Mine
Secondary: Burkemont
Secondary: Copper Union
Secondary: North American Copper Co.


Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver


State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Eagle Creek District

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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
Type: Patented


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Owner Name: Gene C. Rose,Trustee
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Oregon
Info Year: 1976


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1894
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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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Unknown: Bornite
Unknown: Silver
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Plagioclase
Unknown: Malachite
Unknown: Limonite
Unknown: Hematite
Unknown: Epidote
Unknown: Covellite
Unknown: Copper
Unknown: Chrysocolla
Unknown: Chlorite
Unknown: Chalcocite
Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Zeolite


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Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 14-A, 1939, P. 45.

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