Queen Mountain Deposit

The Queen Mountain Deposit is a tungsten mine located in Boundary county, Idaho.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Queen Mountain Deposit  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary


Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 48.8908, -116.28580

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Queen Mountain Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Queen Mountain Deposit


Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Boundary

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Administrative Organization: Kaniksu National Forest


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Year: 1918
Time Period: 1918


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Ore: Galena
Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Pyrrhotite
Ore: Chalcopyrite


Comment (Production): A Little Ore Was Taken From The Open Cut During World War I.

Comment (Location): Original coordinates for line#1 were: lat/long NAD27 48-54-N 116-17-W (48.9 -116.28333); UTM N E Z; PLSS line# : Meridian- , TWNSHP , RNG , Sect , Sect_fract .


Reference (Deposit): Lemmon, D.M., And Tweto, O.L., 1962, Tungsten In The U.S., USGS Map, Mr-25.

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Sandpoint Quad, Location No. 31.

Reference (Deposit): Lemmon, D.M., Unpublished Data.

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