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Excerpted from USGS Reports
The Gold Belt of the Blue Mountains
of Oregon

by Waldemar Lindgren

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Virtue and North Powder District
--Placer Deposits--

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The only placer mines in the Virtue district were found in the gravel -filled gulches leading up to the Virtue and White Swan mines. These are now exhausted and only occasionally worked on a small scale.

Among the few placers known from the North Powder district is the Bulger Flat placer, situated between the Elkhorn Range and the sharp conical hill rising at its foot 7 miles west-southwest of North Powder. The production is small, but has been pretty constantly maintained for many years. Placers have also been worked near the head of Wolf Creek, 10 miles northwest of North Powder. The North Powder and its tribututary, Antone Creek, do not seem to contain any placers, nor are any other kinds of deposits reported from their watershed.

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More on Waldemar Lindgren:
[Editor's Introduction | "Gold Belt of Eastern Oregon"]

Read our other gold mining editions:
[Sumpter, Oregon 1900 | Gold Seekers Rush to California]
[ Oregon: Land of Gold & Opportunity | Dequille Reports from the Comstock]

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