Cracker Creek Project

About the Project

Lode Metals has compiled an impressive land package in the Cracker Creek area in Baker County, Oregon. The current and expanding land package includes five (5) of the largest historic underground mines in the district: North Pole, Excelsior, Eureka, and Columbia.

With this district-scale consolidation comes extensive legacy data files in an archive package that is delivering insights and exploration targets. Exploration upside includes: 1) updating the current identified resources; 2) down dip and along strike extensions; 3) parallel and adjacent veins; and 4) additional district consolidation of historic mines in the region.


Encompasses 5 of the most productive Mines in the district

Total property position of ~3,285 acres

The Cracker Creek Vein strikes over 4km
from SW to NE on Lode Metal’s property position

Road & infrastructure access

  • 56 km (35 miles) from Baker City
  • 31 km (19 miles) from Baker City Airport

Historic Timline and Gold Price

Significant Historic Drill Results*

Drill Results: 1980-1991

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Highlight Historical Results*

Several historical reserves and resources have been estimated for the Cracker Creek vein from 1981 to 1999

Arrowhead Resources LLC

Historical Reserve Estimates (1999)

  • THIS is a historical mineral resource or reserve only.
  • NOT intended to represent as a current mineral resource or reserve.
  • THIS IS INTENDED to demonstrate an exploration starting point.

Arrowhead cut off grade of 6.5 g/t Au.

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Extensive Legacy Data Package

/ 3.9GB files in a PDF archive

underground and surface core holes (9.45km / 31k ft)


of underground channel samples

Level plans

and long sections documenting over 15 adit miles of workings

Cracker Creek Project Upside

No modern exploration on the Property

Historic drilling and sampling identified additional mineralization*


Upside will come from:

  • Growth through discerning exploration
  • Drilling of historic mineralized blocks to convert to Maiden Reserve
  • Exploring down dip & along strike
  • Evaluating parallel & adjacent veins
  • Potential for further district consolidation of historic mines

Adjacent Veins Remain Untested*

Cracker Creek Vein has +300m of historic vertical grade

Additional vein potential along strike and at depth

Excellent targets to add tonnage and grade

* Click here to view learn more about the Historic Mineral Reserve

Open Down Dip & Along Strike*

For informational purposes only, the historic resource has not been reviewed by a Qualified Person.

* Click here to view learn more about the Historic Mineral Reserve


Patented Land

  • Simplifies overall permitting process
  • Minimal federal permitting requirements

Zoned by Baker County as “Mineral Extraction”

  • Planners anticipate eventual land use

Permit to drill approved

  • by Dogami September 2021

Permitting to production

  • Several active, small mines in the area