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


Commodity

Tertiary: Manganese


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Type: Unknown
Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

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


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1918
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Not available


References

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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