Crescent Mine

The Crescent Mine is a silver mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,201 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: Crescent Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 42.9308, -116.76530

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Crescent Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Crescent Mine
Secondary: Birmingham


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: Flint District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Owner Name: Productive Mines Ltd. ( 1952 )


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1875
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Owyhee Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


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: DUMP SAMPLES AVERAGED 40.9 OZ. AG/TON


Materials

Ore: Stephanite
Ore: Polybasite
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Naumannite
Ore: Miargyrite
Ore: Pyrargyrite
Ore: Stromeyerite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): IN HEAD OF ASTOR GULCH

Comment (Workings): CAVED SHAFT

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1870'S


References

Reference (Deposit): PIPER, A. M., AND LANEY, F. B., 1926, GEOLOGY AND METALLIFEROUS RESOURCES OF THE REGION ABOUT SILVER CITY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 11, 165 P.

Reference (Deposit): MC DOWELL, G. A., 1952 , 54TH ANN. REPT. OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR 1952.

Reference (Deposit): 1926 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 11

Reference (Deposit): 1944 DIREXPL GLACIER SILVER LEAD MIN. CO.


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