Bonanza

The Bonanza is a antimony mine located in Valley county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,201 feet.

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: Bonanza  

State:  Idaho

County:  Valley

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Antimony

Lat, Long: 44.945, -115.31690

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Bonanza MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bonanza
Secondary: Sugar Creek Antimony Prospect
Secondary: Kennedy
Secondary: United Mercury Mines Co. Property


Commodity

Primary: Antimony
Tertiary: Mercury


Location

State: Idaho
County: Valley
District: Yellow Pine


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: Payette National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: United Mercury Mine Co.
Home Office: Boise, Id.
Years: 1942 -

Owner Name: Hermes Cinnabar Mine
Years: 1942 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: SMALL VEINS AND STRINGERS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Mineralization Occurs Along Thrust That Is Likely Extension Of The Meadow Cr-Sugar Cr Fault System


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES DRILLING SHOWS ORE ONLY EXTENDS DOWN A DEPTH OF 100 FT


Materials

Ore: Stibnite
Ore: Cinnabar
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED ALONG SUGAR CR. 1.25 MI BY ROAD FROM THE E FORK OF THE S FORK OF THE SALMON R

Comment (Development): TRENCHING AND DRILLING DONE BY U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1939-1940

Comment (Workings): 160 FT IN 4 TUNNELS, SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF SURFACE TRENCHES


References

Reference (Deposit): COMMODITY FILES, U.S.G.S., SPOKANE WA


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