Miller Cinnabar

The Miller Cinnabar is a mercury mine located in Cassia county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,500 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: Miller Cinnabar  

State:  Idaho

County:  Cassia

Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2,286 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 42.0847, -113.05080

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Miller Cinnabar MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Miller Cinnabar
Secondary: Virmyra Gold
Secondary: Highland


Primary: Mercury
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Barium-Barite
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Cassia
District: Black Pine 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.
Administrative Organization: Sawtooth National Forest


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Type: Underground


Owner Name: Virmyra Gold Mining Co.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Analytical Data

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Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Jamesonite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Realgar


Comment (Location): High On Slope Of The Range. Short Distance Below Top Of Black Pine Cone Peak

Comment (Deposit): Vein May Be Traced For Several Hundred Ft

Comment (Workings): 2 Short Tunnels


Reference (Deposit): Mercury In Idaho, 1965, USBM Ic 8252

Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A.L., 1931 , Geology And Mineral Resources Of Eastern Cassia County, Idaho: Idaho Bur Mines And Geology Bull 14 , 169 P.

Reference (Production): USBM Data

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