World War

The World War is a gold and silver mine located in Boise 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: World War  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise


Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.9706, -115.70220

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World War MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: World War


Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


State: Idaho
County: Boise

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: Boise National Forest


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Owner Name: King Lodes, Inc.
Home Office: Boise, Id.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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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Name: Granite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: FS MIN EXAM. 1961. MS 3418, IDAHO, ASSAY. BLACK AND DEASON. 1961.


Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold


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