Sumpter Dredges

The Sumpter Dredges is a gold mine located in Baker county, Oregon.

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: Sumpter Dredges  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.7439, -118.20640

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Sumpter Dredges MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sumpter Dredges
Secondary: Sumpter Valley Dredging Co.
Secondary: Baker Dredging Co.
Secondary: Powder River Gold Dredging Co.
Secondary: Little
Secondary: Harris and Wolfinger Dredge
Secondary: Nutting (K.R.) Dredge
Secondary: Consuelo Oregon Mines
Secondary: England and Hilliard


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Mercury
Tertiary: Platinum


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: POWDER RIVER DREDGING CO.
Info Year: 1954


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: STREAM PLACER
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant:


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Placer Au-PGE


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., 1963, QUICKSILVER IN OREGON: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES BULLETIN 55, P. 216.

Reference (Deposit): OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES, 1939, OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, NORTHEASTERN OREGON--EAST HALF: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES BULLETIN 14-A, P. 94-97.

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, H.C., AND RAMP, LEN, 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES BULLETIN 61, P. 54-55, 57.

Reference (Deposit): LUMB, A.D., 1920, THE PLATINUM METALS: LONDON, IMPERIAL INSTITUTE, MONOGRAPHS MINERAL RESOURCES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BRITISH EMPIRE, P. 49.

Reference (Deposit): RAMP, LEN, AND BROOKS, H.C., 1969, PLATINUM GROUP METALS, IN MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF OREGON: U.S. CONGRESS 90TH, 2D SESSION, COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS, SENATE PRINTING, P. 167-171.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1965, MERCURY IN OREGON, IN MERCURY POTENTIAL OF THE UNITED STATES: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 8252, P. 322.

Reference (Deposit): FREDERICK, F., 1945, STATE OF OREGON MAP SHOWING LOCATION OF QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES, SCALE 1:1,000,000.


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