Golden Age Mine

The Golden Age Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,000 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: Golden Age Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 44.02444, -115.82333

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Golden Age Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golden Age Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boise
District: Boise Basin ; Grimes Creek 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: Golden Age Mining Prop., Inc.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1895
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: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: SEAMS

Form: SEAMS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Major Faults In The Area Strike N 40 - 60 Deg E, Dip Steeply Se


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SEAM SAMPLES ASSAYED 0.53 - 3.58 OZ AU, 3.8 - 15.5 OZ AG, 0.5 - 1.9% PB, 0.1 - 5.1% ZN, 0.1 - 2.3% CU, 8.8 - 20.5% FE.


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Kaolin
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): ON GRIMES CR., 1/2 MI. E. OF GRIMES PASS. MINE IS NEAR NE END OF CLAIM GROUP

Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION $200,000, PRINCIPALLY AU.

Comment (Development): 8 PATENTED CLAIMS, 18 UNPATENTED CLAIMS AND SMALL AREA HELD BY PLACER LOCATION FOR TOTAL LENGTH OF ABOUT 1 1/2 MI. 100 - TON CONCENTRATOR


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1947 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BOISE BASIN, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 944-C. P. 119 - 319

Reference (Deposit): IDAHO DEPT. OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, JULY 1974-JUNE 1975, FIRST ANNUAL REPORT ADDENDUM, 95 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1924 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUR MINES, BULL. 9

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

Reference (Production): BALLARD, S. M., 1924: ID. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., BULL. NO. 9, P. 75.

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


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