Ternan Belshazzar Group

The Ternan Belshazzar Group is a gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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: Ternan Belshazzar Group  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.9431, -116.01110

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Ternan Belshazzar Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ternan Belshazzar Group
Secondary: Idawa Development Co.


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boise
District: Boise Basin


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: Boise National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: H. J. Casey

Owner Name: Idawa Development Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1875
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Boise Ridge


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENSES AND KIDNEYS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLES ASSAYED FROM .10 TO 7.45 OZ/TON AU.


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): TAPS CENTENNIAL VIEN AND BELSHAZZAR LODE ON EAST SLOPE OF BOISE RIDGE.

Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION $579,518.78. A RECOVERY OF $10.50 PER TON WAS MADE BY AMALGAMATION. RECOVERED $60,000 FROM PLACER MINING THE SURFACE AREA.

Comment (Development): 14 CLAIMS. FORMER OWNERS PLACER - MINED THE SURFACE OVER AREA OF ABOUT 30 ACRES AND RECOVERED $60,000.

Comment (Deposit): 3 VEINS

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1870'S


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1975, ACTIVITY OF IDAHO MINING PROPERTIES, 1974, USBM, BOISE, IDAHO, 61 P.

Reference (Deposit): BALLARD, S. M., 1924, GEOLOGY AND GOLD RESOURCES OF BOISE BASIN, BOISE COUNTY, IDAHO: IBM & G BULL. 9, 103 P.

Reference (Deposit): ROSS, CLYDE P., 1933, SOME LODE DEPOSITS IN THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF THE BOISE BASIN, IDAHO, U.S. GEOL. SUR. BULL. 846 - D, P. 264.

Reference (Deposit): 1975 COMPILE US BUREAU OF MINES, 1974 MINING ACTIVITY

Reference (Production): ROSS, CLYDE P., 1933, USGS BULL. 846 - D

Reference (Deposit): 1947 GEOLMAP A. L. ANDERSON BULL. 944-C.

Reference (Deposit): 1933 OTHER C. P. ROSS, BULL. 846 - D

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1947 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BOISE BASIN, IDAHO: U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 944-C. P. 277 - 282

Reference (Deposit): 1924 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 9


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