Berg Mine

The Berg Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,591 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: Berg Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 5,591 Feet (1,704 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.1544, -116.82170

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Berg Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Berg Mine
Secondary: Baker
Secondary: Hathaway Co.


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: Carson 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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Hathaway Mfg. Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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

Type: L
Description: Schlieren Zones


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge, Silicification, Bleaching


Rocks

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Feldspar


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR HEAD OF SUCCOR CREEK CLOSE TO SUCCOR CREEK - REYNOLDS CREEK DIVIDE ON WHISKEY MTN. ; OLD BAKER PROPERTY IS .25 MI N OF BERG PROP.


References

Reference (Deposit): ASHER, R. R., 1964 , HATHAWAY MFG. CO. PROSPECT: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPT., 2 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1964 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPT.

Reference (Deposit): 1968 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 138

Reference (Deposit): ASHER, R. R., 1968, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF A PORTION OF THE SILVER CITY REGION, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 138, 106 P.


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