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Oregon Jade Mine, Durkee, Baker Co., Oregon, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 35' North , 117° 28' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.58333,-117.46667


Ref.: Rocks & Min.: 4:80. A jade mine owned by the Oregon Jade Mining Co. of Durkee, OR.

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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma
Quaternary surficial deposits; Alluvial deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Alluvium and colluvium; unconsolidated rocks; mixed grained sediments; fluvial/gravity

Lithology: Major:: {colluvium}; Major:: {mixed fluvial sediment}

Reference: R.L. Smith, W.P. Roe (compilers). Oregon Geologic Data Compilation, release 6. State of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. [20]

Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma
Alluvial deposits

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: Sand, gravel, and silt forming flood plains and filling channels of present streams. In places includes talus and slope wash. Locally includes soils containing abundant organic material, and thin peat beds

Comments: Includes silt and fine sand deposited on broad benches adjacent to the Snake and Malheur Rivers by the Bonneville Flood (OR143; OR144; OR145; OR146) 14,000 years ago (late Pleistocene). In OR291, includes lacustrine silt, clay, and diatomite.

Lithology: Major:{sand,gravel,silt}, Minor:{peat}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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