Meek's Placer

Past Producer in Curry county in Oregon, United States with commodities Gold, Platinum, Chromium, Osmium, Iridium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10098354
MRDS ID M025251
Record type Site
Current site name Meek's Placer
Alternate or previous names Eckis
Related records 10177291

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -124.47619, 42.76064 (WGS84)
Elevation 76
Relative position ABOUT 1 MI NORTHEAST OF PORT ORFORD
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Oregon Curry

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Willamette 032S 015W 33 Oregon

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION IS PRESUMED ACCURATE WITHIN BEACH TERRACE. LOCATION GIVEN IS NEAR HEAD NORTH FORK HUBBARD CREEK IN CENTER E/2 SEC. 33. TOPO MAP SHOWS NO PROSPECT IN AREA.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Platinum Secondary
Chromium Tertiary
Osmium Tertiary
Iridium Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • UNVERIFIED REPORT OF PGM

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chromite Ore
Gold Ore
Iridosmine Ore
Platinum Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Sand and Gravel
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Holocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -124.47619, 42.76064

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Wave Action

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Beach Area

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner R. G. Eckis
    First year 1902

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M025251
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0410150181

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    RAMP, LEN, SCHLICKER, H.G., AND GRAY, J.J., 1977, GEOLOGY, MINERAL RESOURCES, AND ROCK MATERIAL OF CURRY COUNTY, OREGON: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES BULLETIN 93, P. 36, TABLE 7.

  • Deposit

    OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES, 1940, OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, SOUTHWESTERN OREGON--COOS, CURRY, AND DOUGLAS COUNTIES: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES BULLETIN. 14-C, V. 1, P. 86.

  • Deposit

    DILLER, J.S., 1914, MINERAL RESOURCES OF SOUTHWESTERN OREGON: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 546, P. 127.

  • Deposit

    PARKS, H.M., AND SWARTLEY, A.M., 1916, HANDBOOK OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF OREGON: OREGON BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, THE MINERAL RESOURCES OF OREGON, V. 2, NO. 4, P. 152-153.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit DEPOSIT IS ANCIENT BEACH TERRACE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1981 Ferns, Mark L. (Brooks, Howard C.) Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
Updater 01-MAY-1989 Peterson, Jocelyn A. U.S. Geological Survey