Mammoth Mine

The Mammoth Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,299 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: Mammoth Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 5,299 Feet (1,615 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 42.875, -116.70810

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Mammoth Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mammoth Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


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

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

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED BETWEEN BOULDER AND MAMMOTH CREEKS


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1898, THE GOLD AND SILVER VEINS OF SILVER CITY, DELAMAR AND OTHER MINING DISTRICTS OF IDAHO: 20TH ANN. REPORT, U.S.G.S., P. 75-205 (PT. 3).

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

Reference (Deposit): 1898 COMPILE W. LINDGREN 20TH ANN. REPT


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