The Golden Cycle Mine is a gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,001 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: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.0133, -115.66280
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Golden Cycle Mine MRDS details
Primary: Golden Cycle Mine
District: Boise Basin ; Grimes Pass 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: Boise National Forest
Owner Name: Ralph Bradley
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Analytical Data: NONE OF THE ORE MILLED GRADED LESS THAN 1 OZ. AU/TON.
Comment (Location): JUST BELOW THE SHARP TURN IN ROCK CR., 1 1/2 MI NE OF LOWER END OF SUMMIT FLAT.
Comment (Commodity): SOME OF THE GOLD VISIBLE TO THE UNAIDED EYE
Comment (Production): TOTAL OUTPUT UNKNOWN, MINE WAS ONE OF THE BETTER PRODUCERS IN THE DISTRICT.
Comment (Workings): FAULT NEAR THE FACE N 45 DEG E 70 DEG SE, LITTLE DISPLACEMENT. ALSO DISPLACED 18 INCHES BY A LOW ANGLE W DIPPING FAULT.
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, ALFRED L., 1947, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BOISE BASIN, IDAHO, U. S. GEOL. SURV. BULL. 944 - C. P. 249
Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1975 ACTIVITY OF IDAHO MINING PROPERTIES, 1974 , USBM BOISE, IDAHO, 61 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1947 GEOLMAP ANDERSON, BULL 944 - C
Reference (Deposit): 1975 COMPILE USBM, ACTIVITY OF IDAHO MINING 1974
Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., 1947, USGS BULL. 944 - C., P. 249
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