Diana Mine

The Diana Mine is a gold, lead, zinc, and silver mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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.

Mine Info

Name: Diana Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

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

Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead, Zinc, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.0186, -115.81530

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Diana Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Diana Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boise
District: Boise Basin ; Grimes Creek District


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: Mineral Mining Co.


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: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized; Fe And Mn Stains; Gouge


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SMELTER RETURNS: 0.86 - 2.12 OZ AU, 11.5 - 15.1 OZ. AG, 10.0 - 18.2% PB, 4.8 - 10.4% ZN, 0.65% CU, 16.7 - 24.4% FE


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Commodity): SELECTED SAMPLES ASSAYED UP TO 46.2% ZN, 75.1 OZ AG, AND 49.6% PB.

Comment (Development): 10 UNPATENTED, 11 PATENTED LODE CLAIMS, AND 1 PLACER CLAIM OF ABOUT 160 ACRES. A 15 - TON PLANT.

Comment (Location): E. OF GOLDEN AGE MINE

Comment (Workings): ITEMS M160 AND M170 WERE UNDERWAY IN 1924.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): 1924 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES, BULL.

Reference (Production): BALLARD, 1924, IDAHO BUR MINES & GEOL. BULL. 9.


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