Red Leaf Group

The Red Leaf Group is a silver and lead mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,401 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: Red Leaf Group  

State:  Idaho

County:  Blaine

Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 43.5703, -114.41810

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Red Leaf Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Red Leaf Group


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Blaine
District: Mineral Hill Mining 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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Unknown


Ownership

Owner Name: E. H. Sowers And S. G. Johnson


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Smoky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LINEAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Argillite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian

Name: Argillite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Comment (Commodity): ORE OCCURS AS SMALL HIGH-GRADE POCKETS IN SHEARED ARGILLITE; POST. MINERAL SHEARING HAS GRANULATED THE ORE MINERALS.

Comment (Workings): MINE DEVELOPED BY 6 ADITS , 3 SHORT TUNNELS

Comment (Deposit): THE RED LEAF GROUP IS ABOUT 1 MILE NW OF A NW-TRENDING QUARTZ MONZONITE PLUTON.


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A.L., KIILSGAARD, T.H, AND FRYKLUND, V.C. JR., 1950, DETAILED GEOLOGY OF CERTAIN AREAS IN THE MINERAL HILL AND WARM SPRINGS MINING DISTRICTS, BLAINE COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET NO. 90, P. 6

Reference (Deposit): 1949 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 9


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