The Sheep Mountain Prospect is a mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,600 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: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)
Lat, Long: 44.5625, -117.58060
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Sheep Mountain Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Sheep Mountain Prospect
Secondary: Sheep Mountain Group
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: Fred Wise-Lessee
Home Office: Idaho
Info Year: 1974
Owner Name: George Bailey And W A Jefferson
Home Office: Oregon
Info Year: 1974
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1918
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. BULLETIN 725-C, 1921, P. 227.
Reference (Deposit): OR. DEPT. GEOL. AND MIN. INDUST. BULLETIN 17, 1942, P. 53-54
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES RI 5472, 1959, P. 12-17.
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