Bi Metallic

Occurrence in Grant county in Oregon, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Molybdenum, Lead, Zinc, Copper, Nickel, Magnesite, Chromium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10033145
MRDS ID M015104
Record type Site
Current site name Bi Metallic
Alternate or previous names Intrinsic
Related records 10152608

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -118.54133, 44.72041 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Oregon Grant

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Willamette 010S 035E 07 NE Oregon

Comments on the location information

  • NE 1/4, 2 1/2 MILES WEST OF GREENHORN

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Molybdenum Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Copper Primary
Nickel Primary
Magnesite Primary
Chromium Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Chromite Ore
Galena Ore
Molybdenite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -118.54133, 44.72041

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Shear Zone

Comments on the geologic information

  • TRACE OF NI REPORTED FROM A LEACHED BRECCIA CHARACTERIZED BY A QUARTZ STRINGER STOCKWORK. SILVER-BEARING TETRAHEDRITE AND CHALCOPYRITE OCCURS IN A QUARTZ, CALCITE, FELDSPAR GANGUE. DIORITE COUNTRY ROCK IS LOCALLY FRACTURED AND SILICIFIED.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Greenhorn

Land status

Area name Umatilla National Forest

Comments on the workings information

  • DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL ADITS; ONE INCLUDES 2150-FOOT CROSSCUT AND 410-FOOT DRIFT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M015104
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0410230083

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON, ODGMI, BULL 61 , P. 111 .

  • Deposit

    OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1941 , ODGMI, BULL 14 - B, P. 73 .

  • Deposit

    ALLEN, R.M., 1948, GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF THE MORNING MINE AND ADJACENT REGION, GRANT COUNTY, OREGON; ODGMI BULL. 39, P. 39

  • Deposit

    MULLEN, E.D., 1979, GEOLOGY OF THE GREENHORN MOUNTAINS, NORTHEASTERN OREGON; OREGON STATE UNIV. MS. THESIS

  • Deposit

    WAGNER, N.S., 1971, BIMETALLIC MINE: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES FILE REPORT.

  • Deposit

    1971 RECON ODGMI UNPUBLISHED REPOR

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MOLYBDENITE OCCURS IN A FEW PLACES IN THE DIORITE. CHROMITE OCCURS AS SMALL BODIES IN ADJACENT SERPENTINITE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1976 Lee, W. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-JUN-1978 Bradley, Robin (Walker, George W.) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-JAN-1980 Ferns, Mark L. (Brooks, Howard C.) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-AUG-1993 Gray, Jerry J. Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries