U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 95-688

Status and Metal Content of Significant Metallic Mineral Deposits in the Pacific Northwest: A Contribution to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project

By Arthur A. Bookstrom, Michael L. Zientek, Stephen E. Box, Pamela D. Derkey, James E. Elliott, David Frishman, Roger P. Ashley, Russell C. Evarts, Douglas B. Stoeser, Lorre A. Moyer, Dennis P. Cox, and Steve Ludington

1996

Photograph of a block of massive copper, zinc, and lead ore from western Oregon.  Photograph by B.W. Rogers. While mining is not now a major part of the Pacific Northwest states economy, in the past metals mining was a significant resource. Gold, copper, nickel, and other minerals were developed starting in the 1860's, reached their heyday around 1900, and have continued to the present at a reduced level. This photograph is of a block of massive copper, zinc, and lead ore from west central Oregon. Photograph by B.W. Rogers.


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