Dewey Mine

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.

Mine Info

Name: Dewey Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

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

Site Name

Primary: Dewey Mine
Secondary: Florida Mountain


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: Carson District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Not available


References

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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