Independence Group

The Independence Group is a gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,098 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: Independence Group  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boise

Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 44.0333, -115.82060

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Independence Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Independence Group


Commodity

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


Location

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

Not available


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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite


Comments

Comment (Location): IMMEDIATELY NW OF COON DOG MINE

Comment (Development): 7 UNPATENTED CLAIMS IN 1924 IN 1924

Comment (Workings): 2 PROMINENT FISSURES EXTEND NORTHEASTERLY ACROSS THE GROUP WITH SIMILAR STRIKE AND DIP AS OTHERS IN THE AREA.


References

Reference (Deposit): BALLARD, S. M., 1924, GEOLOGY AND GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE 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, S. M., 1924, IDAHO BUR MINES & GEOL BULL. 9.


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