Monarca Mine

The Monarca Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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: Monarca Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 43.1433, -116.82860

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Monarca Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Monarca Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper


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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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

Type: L
Description: Schlieren Zones; Gouge


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

Analytical Data: SEMI - QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF AN ORE SPECIMEN SHOWED 9 OZ. AG/TON.


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Muscovite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): 9 UNPATENTED CLAIMS ( 1960 )

Comment (Location): NW OF ROOSTER COMB MTN. NEAR HEAD OF SUCCOR CREEK CLOSE TO SUCCOR CREEK - REYNOLDS CREEK DIVIDE


References

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

Reference (Deposit): 1968 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 13


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