The Lepley Claim Group Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,175 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.
Elevation: 6,175 Feet (1,882 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 43.0136, -116.83860
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Lepley Claim Group Mine MRDS details
Primary: Lepley Claim Group Mine
Secondary: Last Chance Claims
District: De Lamar District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Owyhee Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Fault Planes Dip 26 Deg Sw
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Clay
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Development): MINE WAS INTENDED TO COVER WESTWARD EXPANSION OF DE LAMAR MINE
Comment (Deposit): ON W EXTENSION OF DELAMAR VEIN SYSTEM
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): 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 138
Reference (Deposit): USGS COMPILE W. LINDGREN 20TH ANN REPT.
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