The Silver Hill Mine is a mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,401 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: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.9708, -116.00500
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Silver Hill Mine MRDS details
Primary: Silver Hill Mine
District: Boise Basin
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Consolidated Mines Syndicate
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: THE VEIN ASSAYED 0.12 OZ AU, 30 OZ AG, 3% CU
Comment (Location): 600 FT N. OF BLUE ROCK MINE. RIDGE BETWEEN GRANITE CR. AND CONFEDERATE GULCH
Comment (Workings): VEIN OUTCROPS TRACED FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED FT EACH WAY FROM THE MINE.
Comment (Development): 4 UNPATENTED CLAIMS
Reference (Deposit): BALLARD, S. M., 1924, GEOLOGY AND GOLD RESOURCES OF BOISE BASIN, BOISE, COUNTY IDAHO: ID. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., BULL. NO. 9, P. 72.
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1947 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BOISE BASIN, IDAHO: U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 944-C, P. 252 - 253
Reference (Deposit): 1924 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL., BULL. 9
Reference (Deposit): 1947 GEOLMAP A. L. ANDERSON, BULL. 944-C
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