Boise Basin Improvement Co. Mine

The Boise Basin Improvement Co. Mine is a gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,400 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: Boise Basin Improvement Co. Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

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

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.9625, -115.97440

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Boise Basin Improvement Co. Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Boise Basin Improvement Co. Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boise
District: Boise Basin


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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: LENSES, PATCHES


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized; Mn Oxides ; Sericite


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: A 5 - POUND AVERAGE CHANNEL SAMPLE ASSAYED 11.20 OZ/TON AU


Materials

Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): NE OF GOLD HILL

Comment (Production): HAS PRODUCED $36,000 FROM OXIDIZED PORTIONS OF TWO VEINS, AND ABOUT $27,000 WAS RECOVERED FROM PLACERING IN CALIFORNIA GULCH (BELOW VEIN OUTCROPS).

Comment (Development): 33 UNPATENTED CLAIMS


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, 103 P

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

Reference (Production): BALLARD, S. M., 1924,: ID. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., BULL. NO. 9.


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