Josephine Creek Placers

Producer in Josephine county in Oregon, United States with commodities Gold, Nickel, Platinum, Iridium, Chromium, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 60000926
MRDS ID M013266
Record type District
Current site name Josephine Creek Placers
Alternate or previous names Bear, Gold King, Norton, Golden Princess, Independence, Old Ray, Josephine Creek, Billman Placers
Related records 10274123

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -123.70976, 42.22122 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 100(meters)
Relative position IN SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST AND ILLINOIS NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVER. JOSEPHINE CREEK AND ILLINOIS RIVER FROM MOUTH OF JOSEPHINE CREEK DOWNSTREAM TO THE MOUTH OF DEER CREEK. MANY OF WORKINGS ARE IN SEC. 36 ON JOSEPHINE CREEK. LOCATION GIVEN IS FOR MINE SYMBOL NEAR CENTER SEC. 36 SHOWN ON TOPO MAP, ACC URATE WITHIN AREA
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Oregon Josephine

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Nickel Secondary
Platinum Secondary
Iridium Tertiary
Chromium Tertiary
Iron Tertiary

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -123.70976, 42.22122

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Stream hydraulics: STREAM HYDRAULICS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Discovery year 1850
Year of first production 1852

Reference information

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    RAMP, LEN, AND PETERSON, N.V., 1979, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES BULLETIN 100, P. 30

  • Deposit

    OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES, 1952, OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, SOUTHWESTERN OREGON--JOSEPHINE COUNTY (2D ED.): OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES BULLETIN 14-C, V. 2, SEC. 1, P. 120-150.

  • Deposit

    SPENCER, C.H., JR., 1971, STATISTICAL CORRELATION OF PLATINUM METALS WITH HEAVY MINERALS IN STREAM SEDIMENTS OF THE KLAMATH MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, M.S. THESIS, P. 30, 34.

  • Deposit

    BROOKS, H.C., AND RAMP, LEN, 1968, GOLD AND SILVER IN OREGON: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES BULLETIN 61, P. 194.

  • Deposit

    BROOKS, H.C., RAMP, LEN, FERNS, M.L., AND GRAY, J.J., 1985, MINERAL INDUSTRY IN OREGON, 1984: OREGON GEOLOGY, V. 47, NO. 4, P. 39-46.