The Booneville Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,959 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.
Elevation: 6,959 Feet (2,121 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 43.0286, -116.75780
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Booneville Mine MRDS details
Primary: Booneville Mine
Secondary: Seventy - Nine and Humbolt Claims
District: Carson District
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.
Owner Name: Florida Mount. Mining And Milling Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1882
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Owyhee Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): ON FLORIDA MT
Comment (Workings): MINE CLOSED IN 1897
Reference (Deposit): PANSZE, A. J., JR., 1975 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE SILVER CITY-DELAMAR-FLINT REGION, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 161 , 79 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1898 COMPILE W. LINDGREN 20TH ANN. REPORT
Reference (Deposit): 1968 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 161
Reference (Deposit): 1974 GEOCHEM IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 162
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1898, THE GOLD AND SILVER VEINS OF SILVER CITY, DELAMAR AND OTHER MINING DISTRICTS IN IDAHO: 20TH ANN. REPORT, U.S.G.S., P. 75-205 (PT. 3).
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