Never Sweat Mine

The Never Sweat Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,402 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: Never Sweat Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 7,402 Feet (2,256 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.00417, -116.69583

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Never Sweat Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Never Sweat Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: French 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

Not available


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: Silver City Range - Owyhee Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericite


Rocks

Name: Basalt
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 250 FT ORE BODY AVERAGED 0.4 OZ. AU AND 92.8 OZ AG/TON.


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): ON W. FLANK OF STORMY HILL AND ABOUT A MI S 25 DEG W FROM WAR EAGLE SUMMIT; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = BOISE 1:250000

Comment (Production): SOME AU WAS PRODUCED IN 1931.

Comment (Development): 5 UNPATENTED CLAIMS IN 1927 ; PATENTED AREA BY 1971

Comment (Deposit): FLAT VEIN STRIKES N 5 DEG W, DIPS 45 DEG E. ORE SHOOT SEEMS TO PITCH S ABOUT 60 DEG.

Comment (Workings): 2 TUNNELS FOR 3300 FT WORKINGS ( 1935 )


References

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.

Reference (Deposit): PIPER, A.M. AND LANEY, F. B., 1926, GEOLOGY AND METALLIFEROUS RESOURCES OF THE REGION ABOUT SILVER CITY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 11, 165 P.

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

Reference (Deposit): CAMPBELL, A., 1935 , 37TH ANN. REPT. OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR 1935.

Reference (Deposit): 1926 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 1

Reference (Production): GERRY, C. N., AND MILLER, T. H., 1934 , 1932 , USBM MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES, 1931 , 1929 , PT. 1 METALS, P. 459 - 460 , 395 - 396.


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