The Excelsior is a silver and gold mine located in Cassia 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: Excelsior  

State:  Idaho

County:  Cassia


Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 42.3044, -113.57000

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Excelsior MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Excelsior
Secondary: Flagstaff
Secondary: Independence


Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc


State: Idaho
County: Cassia

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: Sawtooth National Forest


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


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Snake River Plain

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

Analytical Data: PATENT APPLICATION I-6911


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Reference (Deposit): IBMG Mines & Prospects Of The Pocatello Quad, 1982, V.E. Mitchell, Et Al

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