Fire Chief Mine

The Fire Chief Mine is a tungsten mine located in Bonner 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: Fire Chief Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 48.64972, -116.96889

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Fire Chief Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Fire Chief Mine
Secondary: She-Light Claim
Secondary: Fire Chief Claim


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Priest Lake District


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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Firechief Mining Co.
Home Office: C.A. Meyers, President


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Scheelite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED SOMEWHERE ON NICKELPLATE MTN.

Comment (Development): D.M.E.A. LOAN APPLICATION (DOCKET NO. 2457) WAS MADE IN 1952.

Comment (Workings): ONE SMALL SHAFT AND TWO ADITS COMPRISED THE WORKINGS IN 1952.

Comment (Deposit): FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE D.M.E.A. DOCKET NUMBERS 2457 AND 3238. ; INFO.SRC : 2 UNPUB REPT


References

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


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