Silver Star Group Prospect

The Silver Star Group Prospect is a gold, lead, and silver mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,400 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: Silver Star Group Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.94722, -115.98556

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Silver Star Group Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Star Group Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver


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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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

Form: STRINGERS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitized


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: A SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.12 OZ/TON AU AND 508.0 OZ/TON AG. ANOTHER SAMPLE ACROSS ORE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SHAFT, ASSAYED 0.10 OZ AU, 46.6 OZ AG AND 50.7% PB.


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): S. OF MAYFLOWER GROUP

Comment (Development): 3 UNPATENTED CLAIMS

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUTS, SHAFTS AND DRIFTS


References

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

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

Reference (Deposit): BALLARD, S. M., 1924, GEOLOGY AND GOLD RESOURCES OF BOISE BASIN, BOISE COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES, AND GEOL., BULL. NO. 9, 103 P.

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A.L., 1947, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BOISE BASIN, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 944-C, P. 309-310.


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