Gold Cluster

Producer in Baker county in Oregon, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10109346
MRDS ID M014525
Record type Site
Current site name Gold Cluster
Alternate or previous names Knight Tunnel, Sam Mc Gee, Sheepherder, Lone Pine
Related records 10249507

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.32934, 44.51347 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Oregon Baker

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Willamette 012S 044E 21 NE Oregon

Comments on the location information

  • NE 1/4, EAST OF QUARTZ GULCH; 12 UNPATENTED LODE CLAIMS

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result GOLD MOSTLY FREE
Result 770 TO 825 FINE

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 273
USGS model code 36a
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Mark3 model number 27

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.32934, 44.51347

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Post-Mineral Movement

Ore body information

  • General form NARROW STRINGERS
    Strike N 7 DEG E
    Dip 35 DEG W
    Width 0.08M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Shear Zone

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: DISCONTINUOUS QUARTZ STRINGERS IN A SHEAR ZONE IN GRANODIORITE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Weatherby

Comments on the production information

  • $8000 IN 1928 - 1938 ; EARLY PRODUCTION NOT RECORDED.

Comments on the workings information

  • DEVELOPED BY 600 FEET OF TUNNELING AND SHALLOW SHAFTS. $8000 IN 1928 - 1938 ; EARLY PRODUCTION NOT RECORDED.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M014525
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0410010105

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 68 .

  • Deposit

    BROOKS, H. C., AND RAMP, L., 1968 , GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: ODGMI BULL. 61 , P. 135 .

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1976 Lee, W. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-AUG-1978 Bradley, Robin (Walker, George W.) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-AUG-1993 Gray, Jerry J. Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
Updater 01-MAY-1995 Li, Zhiping (Peters, S.) U.S. Geological Survey