Buckskin Group Prospect

The Buckskin Group Prospect is a gold, silver, and lead 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: Buckskin Group Prospect  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

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

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 43.9819, -115.89330

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Buckskin Group Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Buckskin Group Prospect


Commodity

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


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: 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: Oxidized; Mn Stains


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: A SPECIMAN OF GALENA FROM THE MAIN TUNNEL CARRIED 0.02 OZ IN AU AND 15.8 OZ IN AG. ONE COMPLETE ANALYSIS OF CONCENTRATES GAVE 15 LB OF VANADIUM


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Bismuth
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Stibnite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): RIDGE BETWEEN OPHIR AND GRIMES CREEKS.

Comment (Development): 12 UNPATENTED CLAIMS; MILL AND SURFACE PLANT DESTROYED BY FOREST FIRE OF AUG. 1931.

Comment (Workings): 700 FT. ADIT DRIFT


References

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

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A.L., 1947, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BOISE BASIN, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 944-C, P. 283-284.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R.N., 1929, BOISE BASIN CONTINUES MAKING HISTORY: MINING TRUTH, V. 14, NO. 17.

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

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


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