Sheep Mountain Prospect

The Sheep Mountain Prospect is a mine located in Baker county, Oregon at an elevation of 4,600 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: Sheep Mountain Prospect  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 44.5625, -117.58060

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Sheep Mountain Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sheep Mountain Prospect
Secondary: Sheep Mountain Group
Secondary: Kent


Tertiary: Manganese


State: Oregon
County: Baker

Land Status

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Type: Unknown
Type: Located Claim


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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


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1918
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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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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