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State of Oregon: Water Quality Permits Metal Mining

2021-9-14  This webpage provides information and resources to anyone intending to conduct metal mining operations in Oregon’s streams or rivers. DEQ's fact sheet, Water Quality Permits for Metal Mining Activities, describes all water quality permits required for metal mining, prospecting and ore processing operations on public or private land that discharge wastewater to the land and state waters.

Non-Motorized In-Stream Placer Mining Oregon

2021-9-12  Mining equipment may not be used where freshwater mussels or Pacific lamprey are present. For a complete description of the covered activities, eligibility requirements, and conditions, please see OAR 141-089-0820 through -0835.

Upper Burnt River Mining District, Oregon The Diggings™

Oregon's Upper Burnt River Mining District includes 165 nearby claims—128 active and 37 closed—and 50 nearby mines—7 occurrences, 19 prospects, and 24 producers.

Burnt River Mine Near Baker City, Oregon The Diggings™

The Burnt River Mine is near Baker City, Oregon. Historically the site has been associated with the Mormon Basin Mining District which is now part of the Whitman National Forest. The Burnt River Mine is a placer and underground mining operation. The Payette Section of the Intermontane Plateaus characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.

Burnt River Oregon Gold

The Burnt River and its tributaries have yielded gold. Farther to the west, placer mining (particularly dredging) has been carried on for many years in the John Day River valley. In southwestern Oregon, tributaries of the Rogue River and neighboring streams in the

Burnt River Gold Mining Areas in Eastern Oregon

Burnt River Gold Eastern Oregon Mining. The Burnt River is one of several rich gold-bearing rivers in Eastern Oregon. Some people believe that it is the original site of the famous “ Blue Bucket Mine .”. Historic production records for the Burnt River are

is gold dredging legal on burnt river oregon Mining

2012-12-17  Permits & Legal Oregon Gold. Oregon gold prospecting locations and Do you know that it’s a crime in the State of Oregon to interfere with a legal mining Lane County Gold. Burnt River, Oregon Gold Mining Claims for sale.

Surface Mining Permitting Process Oregon Department

2021-4-28  Exclusion Certificate . Exclusion certificates are required for mining activity that removes less than 5,000 cubic yards and affects less than one acre of land within a 12-month period. Operating Permits are required for mining activities above these thresholds. The Exclusion Certificate program was established by the Oregon Legislature in 2015, and is in statute as ORS 517.753.

New Law: No More Than 850 Gold-Mining Dredges

2013-8-15  Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has signed a bill into law that will limit the number of small gold-mining dredges in Oregon's waterways. River in Southern Oregon. permits issued in Oregon

Gold Panning in Oregon: 10 Secret Places To Check

2021-8-4  Antlers Guard Station is located on the Burnt River in Unity Ranger District, Unity of Oregon. Contact: (503) 446-3351. It is advised not to conduct mining on the campsites themselves and that the campgrounds and roads are away from the

Burnt River Oregon Gold

The Burnt River and its tributaries have yielded gold. Farther to the west, placer mining (particularly dredging) has been carried on for many years in the John Day River valley. In southwestern Oregon, tributaries of the Rogue River and neighboring streams in the

Burnt River Gold Mining Areas in Eastern Oregon

Burnt River Gold Eastern Oregon Mining. The Burnt River is one of several rich gold-bearing rivers in Eastern Oregon. Some people believe that it is the original site of the famous “ Blue Bucket Mine .”. Historic production records for the Burnt River are

North Fork Burnt River Watershed-Mining Projects;

2001-6-5  The planning area is within the boundary of the North Fork Burnt River Watershed. The legal description of the decision area is as follows: T9-11S, R35E, 35-1/2E, 36E, W.M. surveyed. Since 1996, sections of the North Fork of the Burnt River and its tributaries have been listed as water quality impaired under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act.

New Law: No More Than 850 Gold-Mining Dredges

2013-8-15  Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has signed a bill into law that will limit the number of small gold-mining dredges in Oregon's waterways. River in Southern Oregon. permits issued in Oregon

Gold Panning in Oregon: 10 Secret Places To Check

2021-8-4  Antlers Guard Station is located on the Burnt River in Unity Ranger District, Unity of Oregon. Contact: (503) 446-3351. It is advised not to conduct mining on the campsites themselves and that the campgrounds and roads are away from the

Mining In Oregon The Diggings™

Oregon has 125,322 mining claims on public land listed in The Diggings™. Of these claims, 7.13% are active while 92.87% are now closed. Oregon 248 201 47 6,390.43 112 37 12 0 63 Greenhorn Mining District Oregon 276 244 32 6,144.69 107 28 17 0 62 Upper Burnt River Mining District Oregon 165 128 37 5,857.60 50 19 7 0 24 Star Mountain

» Motorized Mining Stopped in Oregon

As a result of aggressive prompting by environmental groups, Oregon lawmakers have passed a 5-year moratorium on small-scale motorized mining along most of Oregon’s gold-bearing waterways. The moratorium took affect in January of 2016. A group of mining associations, business, and individuals in Oregon have banded together and hired James

Ore Bin / Oregon Geology magazine / journal

2018-8-30  Second class postage paid at Portland, Oregon. Postmaster: Send address changes to Oregon Geology, 1005 State Office Building, Portland, OR 97201. COVER PHOTO Burnt River Canyon, southeast Baker County, exposing Triassic limestone pods in Burnt River Schist phyllite. Field trip guide leading through this area begins on page 75. 74

recreational gold panning and dredging in the Medford

2011-6-15  Southwest Oregon has a rich history related to gold mining. In 1850, placer gold (free gold mixed in stream gravel) deposits were being mined and by the 1880s, lode (hard rock mining) operations began. But during World War II, War Production Board Order L-208 brought about a curtailment of gold mining and production virtually ceased.

Rockhounding Regulations & Rules Oregon Discovery

2020-9-4  The BLM regulations in Oregon and Washington limit the no-fee daily limit for collecting for personal use to 25 pounds plus one piece. The yearly limit is 250 pounds in total. Those include minerals, semi precious gemstones, common invertebrate fossils,

Burnt River Gold Mining Areas in Eastern Oregon

Burnt River Gold Eastern Oregon Mining. The Burnt River is one of several rich gold-bearing rivers in Eastern Oregon. Some people believe that it is the original site of the famous “ Blue Bucket Mine .”. Historic production records for the Burnt River are

North Fork Burnt River Watershed-Mining Projects;

2001-6-5  The planning area is within the boundary of the North Fork Burnt River Watershed. The legal description of the decision area is as follows: T9-11S, R35E, 35-1/2E, 36E, W.M. surveyed. Since 1996, sections of the North Fork of the Burnt River and its tributaries have been listed as water quality impaired under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act.

Gold Panning in Oregon: 10 Secret Places To Check

2021-8-4  Antlers Guard Station is located on the Burnt River in Unity Ranger District, Unity of Oregon. Contact: (503) 446-3351. It is advised not to conduct mining on the campsites themselves and that the campgrounds and roads are away from the

Mining In Oregon The Diggings™

Oregon has 125,322 mining claims on public land listed in The Diggings™. Of these claims, 7.13% are active while 92.87% are now closed. Oregon 248 201 47 6,390.43 112 37 12 0 63 Greenhorn Mining District Oregon 276 244 32 6,144.69 107 28 17 0 62 Upper Burnt River Mining District Oregon 165 128 37 5,857.60 50 19 7 0 24 Star Mountain

» Motorized Mining Stopped in Oregon

As a result of aggressive prompting by environmental groups, Oregon lawmakers have passed a 5-year moratorium on small-scale motorized mining along most of Oregon’s gold-bearing waterways. The moratorium took affect in January of 2016. A group of mining associations, business, and individuals in Oregon have banded together and hired James

Oregon Secretary of State Administrative Rules

Burnt River Subbasin Reservation Two thousand (2,000) acre-feet of unappropriated water are reserved for storage in reservoirs to be constructed on the Burnt River and tributaries. The priority date of the reservation is November 6, 1992. Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 537 Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 537.249 & 537.356 History:

Ore Bin / Oregon Geology magazine / journal

2018-8-30  Second class postage paid at Portland, Oregon. Postmaster: Send address changes to Oregon Geology, 1005 State Office Building, Portland, OR 97201. COVER PHOTO Burnt River Canyon, southeast Baker County, exposing Triassic limestone pods in Burnt River Schist phyllite. Field trip guide leading through this area begins on page 75. 74

recreational gold panning and dredging in the Medford

2011-6-15  Southwest Oregon has a rich history related to gold mining. In 1850, placer gold (free gold mixed in stream gravel) deposits were being mined and by the 1880s, lode (hard rock mining) operations began. But during World War II, War Production Board Order L-208 brought about a curtailment of gold mining and production virtually ceased.

DEQ fines mine owner for release of wastewater Local

2021-5-7  The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has proposed to fine a Salem company $8,400 for releasing about 2,000 gallons of wastewater from a mine pond into the Burnt River in southern Baker County in December 2020. The state agency issued a notice to K&E Excavating Inc., which owns the High Bar mine along Pine Creek about six miles

Malheur National Forest Hiking:Day Hiking

The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is located east of John Day, Oregon, in the Malheur National Forest. The area includes approximately 68,700 acres and encompasses the headwaters of Pine, Indian, Strawberry, Canyon, Bear, Lake, Wall, Roberts, and Big Creek. The area is dominated by the Strawberry Mountain Range with the highest point being