Demming Mine

The Demming Mine is a antimony, gold, and silver mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,240 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: Demming Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 5,240 Feet (1,597 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Antimony, Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 42.87167, -116.70500

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Demming Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Demming Mine
Secondary: Boulder Creek Mine


Commodity

Primary: Antimony
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: Steele District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Demming Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past 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 Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENSES, VEINLETS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Silver
Ore: Stibnite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): W. SIDE OF BOULDER CREEK

Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION ABOUT $10,000. 7 CARLOADS SHIPPED IN 1918

Comment (Development): 36 UNPATENTED CLAIMS ( 1923 )

Comment (Workings): 4 ADITS, A VERTICAL SHAFT


References

Reference (Deposit): WALKER, W.P., JR., 1965, GEOLOGY OF A PART OF THE OWYHEE MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF SILVER CITY, IDAHO: MOSCOW, UNIV. OF IDAHO, MS THESIS, 59 P.

Reference (Deposit): CAMPBELL, S., 1923 , 25TH ANN. REPT. OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR 1923.

Reference (Production): SALMAN, D.S.A., 1972, MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO, M. S. THESIS, 65 P. CAMPBELL, S., 1923 , 25TH ANN. REPT. OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR 1923.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1920 , REOPENING OF OLD DELAMAR MINE UNDERWAY: ENG. MINING JOUR., V. 110 , NO. 11 , P. 538 - 539.

Reference (Deposit): SALMAN, D.S.A., 1972, GEOLOGY OF TRIANGLE QUADRANGLE AREA, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO, M. S. THESIS, 65 P.


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