Nisbet

Past Producer in Clackamas county in Oregon, United States with commodities Mercury, Zeolites

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10040412
MRDS ID M055179
Record type Site
Current site name Nisbet
Alternate or previous names Oregon Quicksilver

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -121.97588, 45.0801 (WGS84)
Relative position 31 MILES SE OF ESTACADA
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Oregon Clackamas

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Willamette 006S 007W 5 Oregon

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary
Zeolites Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Heulandite Gangue
Opal Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Stilbite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Mild Clay Alteration Of Basalt Adjacent To The Veins

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt
    Rock unit name Columbia River Basalt
    Rock description Columbia River Basalt
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -121.97588, 45.0801

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Many Small Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Intersections And Shear Zones

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1924
Discoverer G. Nisbet
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Production years 1938 - 1943

Mining district

District name Oak Grove Fork

Land status

Ownership category National Forest
Area name Mt. Hood National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner G. Nisbet And A.O. Bartell

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 152.4M
    Overall depth 30.48M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055179
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0410050012

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. BUREAU OF MINES IC 8252, 1965.

  • Deposit

    BROOKS, H. C., 1963 , QUICKSILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 55 , 223 P.

  • Deposit

    BROWN, R. E. AND WALKER, G. W., 1943, CLACKAMAS QUICKSILVER DISTRICT, OREGON: USGS UNPUBLISHED MS

  • Deposit

    OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1951: ODGMI BULL. 14-D P. 20-21

  • Production

    BROOKS

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1973 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-MAR-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