Gallery #3--MINES
Mother Lode Mine.

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Collection McCord
Date of photo 1925
Description Mother Lode Mine. This photo was scanned from a November 15, 1925, edition of The Sunday Oregonian. Headline reads: "Baker County Copper Development Promises a New Empire." Subheading reads: "Millions of Dollars' Worth of Paying Ore Now Blocked Out, With Indications of Still Greater Deposits at Lower Levels--Numerous Strong Companies Operating--Gold, Silver and Lead Are Also Found." Photo shows John Arthur of Baker City, mine manager.
In the early 1900's there was much speculation that the area from Keating to Homestead contained a huge band of copper ore. But no significant amounts of copper were ever produced except at the Iron Dyke Mine at Homestead.

Object ID 1981.1.5152a
Place Eagle Creek Dist., T7S,R43E,sec32, 44.9126N, 117.4754W
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION: Credit Baker County Library, Baker City, Oregon

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