The Rough and Ready Creek is a nickel and chromium mine located in Josephine 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.
Primary Mineral: Nickel, Chromium
Lat, Long: 42.08944, -123.75139
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Rough and Ready Creek MRDS details
Site NamePrimary: Rough and Ready Creek
Land StatusAdministrative Organization: Siskiyou National Forest
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
PhysiographyGeneral Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Pacific Border Province
Physiographic Section: Klamath Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Shear Zone - Fault Contact
Alteration Text: Serpentinization
|Comment: ESTIMATED VOLUME OF UNWEATHERED ROCK IS FROM 60 TO 80 %|
|Comment: AREA UNDERLAIN BY SERPENTINIZED HARZBURGITE OF JOSEPHINE ULTRAMAFIC SHEET, IN FAULT CONTACT WITH UPPER JURASSIC GALICE FORMATION. FAULT IS VERTICAL AND STRIKES ABOUT N. 20 E. LATERITE IS REMNANT OF OLD UPLAND WEATHERED SURFACE.|
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: RAMP, LEN, 1978 , INVESTIGATIONS OF NICKEL IN OREGON: ODGMI MISC. PAPER NO. 20 , P. 35 - 38