The Homestake Mine is a silver, zinc, and lead mine located in Blaine county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,598 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: 7,598 Feet (2,316 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Zinc, Lead
Lat, Long: 43.79944, -114.32556
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Homestake Mine MRDS details
Primary: Homestake Mine
District: Warm Springs Creek Mining 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: Mrs. Angela Ditter (Estate)
Home Office: Twin Falls Bank & Trust Co.-Executor
Owner Name: United Minerals Corp.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1885
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Boulder Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Mine Is In Upper Plate Of Thrust Fault That Dips Sw.
Description: Shear Zone Strikes N 25 W Dips 50 Deg Sw Beds Strike Nw Dip Sw.
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized Ores Persist Throughout Mine
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Analytical Data: WEIGHTED AVERAGE ASSAY OF KNOWN PRODUCTION IS 15.93 OZ AG/TON, 13.2% PB, 16.3% ZN.
Comment (Commodity): VEIN CONSISTS OF SHEARED ARGILLITE WITH SOME QUARTZ, CALCITE AND OXIDIZED LEAD-ZINC ORE
Comment (Workings): MINE DEVELOPED BY 6 ADITS ABOVE EACH OF WHICH THERE ARE STOPES.
Reference (Deposit): 1930 GEOLMAP UMPLEBY, BULL. 81
Reference (Production): UMPLEBY, 1930, USGS BULL. 814, P. 193-195
Reference (Deposit): UMPLEBY, J.B., WESTGATE, L.G. AND ROSS, C.P., 1930, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE WOOD RIVER REGION, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 814, P. 192-195
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