The Miller Cinnabar is a mercury mine located in Cassia county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,500 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2,286 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Mercury
Lat, Long: 42.0847, -113.05080
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Miller Cinnabar MRDS details
Primary: Miller Cinnabar
Secondary: Virmyra Gold
District: Black Pine District
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
Owner Name: Virmyra Gold Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian
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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