The Dewey Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,971 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.
Elevation: 5,971 Feet (1,820 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 43.0389, -116.76220
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Dewey Mine MRDS details
Primary: Dewey Mine
Secondary: Florida Mountain
District: Carson District
Land ownership: State
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Owyhee Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1898, THE GOLD AND SILVER VEINS OF SILVER CITY, DELAMAR, AND OTHER MINING DISTRICTS IN IDAHO: USGS, 20TH ANN. REPT., PT. 3, P. 75-205
Reference (Deposit): 1898 COMPILE W. LINDGREN 20TH ANN. REPOR
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