The Oregon Mine is a tungsten mine located in Boulder county, Colorado at an elevation of 7,861 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.
Elevation: 7,861 Feet (2,396 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Tungsten
Lat, Long: 40.00686, -105.45771
Active Mining Claims
Claim data is for Mines level premium members.
Location: Altitude, about 8,685 ft; 800 ft S. 28° W. of new shaft of Conger mine.
Workings: Mine originally continuous with old Conger workings; largely stoped out and inaccessible for many years.
Geology: On southern part of Conger vein and exploited part of main Conger ore shoot.
History and production: Work on part of Conger vein on Oregon claim begun at least as early as 1903 or 1904; resulting large output led to further development of main Conger mine, where work had been stopped at depth of 80 ft. Output from Oregon up to 1907 not known but fairly large. From 1907 to 1919 and from 1923 to 1929 mine produced about 5,000 units of WO3 in ore averaging 14.51 percent WO3. According to Hershey, production to 1914 estimated at about $50,000, equivalent to about 10,000 units of WO3. Mine owned by Wolf Tongue Mining CO.
Source: Geology and Ore Deposits of the Boulder County Tungsten District Colorado. USGS Professional Paper 245, 1953
Oregon Mine MRDS details
Site NamePrimary: Oregon Mine
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
|Comment: BETWEEN 10,000 AND 100,000 UNITS WO3|
|Comment: GEOL.DESC: TUNGSTEN MINERALIZ. IN CHALCEDONIC QTZ VEINS OF TERTIARY AGE CUTTING PRECAMB. GRANITE AND METAMORPHIC ROCKS. MINUTE CRYS. OF FERBERITE DISSEM. THRU FINE GR. QTZ (HORN ORE), AND COARSELY CRYS. FERBERITE FORMING BRECCIA WITH COUNTRY ROCK AND EARLY QTZ VEINS (SOFT ORE)|
|Comment: MOST TUNGSTEN VEINS 6IN TO 3FT THICK|
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: SHARPS, 1965, COLO SCH MINES MIN IND BULL, V 8, NO