Sullivan Mine

The Sullivan Mine is a gold mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,700 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.

Mine Info

Name: Sullivan Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,700 Feet (823 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.1586, -116.81530

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Sullivan Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sullivan Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Graphite


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Priest Lake District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Mike And Mabel Venovich


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: Selkirk Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: STRINGERS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Granodiorite (Cret) Intrusive 1/4 Mi To E. And N.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Argillite
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): 50 FT. ABOVE PEND OREILLE RIVER, GREAT NORTHERN R.R. TRACKS ON STEEP S - FACING SLOPE OF RIVER VALLEY

Comment (Production): RUMOR OF $7000 PRODUCTION SEVERAL YEARS AGO

Comment (Development): 80 ACRES

Comment (Deposit): VEINS IN FRACTURE ZONE STRIKE NE, DIP 30 TO 40 DEG S

Comment (Deposit): THE ARGILLITE IS DESCRIBED AS A GNEISS WITH MIGMATITIC FACIES. "RUMOR, ACCORDING TO VENOVICH, IS THAT THE MINE PRODUCED $7,000 AU MANY YEARS AGO."


References

Reference (Production): GREAT NORTHERN, 1964, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. OPEN - FILE REPT.

Reference (Deposit): GREAT NORTHERN MINERAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPT., 1964, THE SULLIVAN MINE: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPORT

Reference (Deposit): 1964 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. OF REPT


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