Texas Claim Mine

The Texas Claim Mine is a lead, silver, and gold mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,700 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: Texas Claim Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 7,700 Feet (2,347 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 42.745, -116.90472

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Texas Claim Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Texas Claim Mine
Secondary: In Golconda Group


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: South Mountain 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

Owner Name: Golconda Group Min. Co. ( 1955 )


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1868
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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE ASSAYED 8.1% CU, 43.8 OZ. AG, 0.16 OZ AU. SELECTED SAMPLE CONTAINED 3.25% ZN, 30.75% PB, 6% CU, 526 OZ. AG.


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Smithsonite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Actinolite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Epidote


Comments

Comment (Deposit): DIORITE IS MEDIUM GRAINED, GRAY, WITH AN EXCESS OF HORNBLENDE OVER BIOTITE. THE LIMESTONE IS WHITE, BLOCKY AND MARBLEIZED, WITH BLACK STREAKS OF SILICA.

Comment (Development): EASTERNMOST CLAIM OF GOLCONDA GROUP ; PATENTED IN 1927 , BUT BLM LAND IN 1971 ?

Comment (Workings): A SMELTER WAS BUILT IN SOUTH MOUNTAIN DISTRICT IN 1874

Comment (Geology): AGE OF LIMESTONE AND SCHIST IS UNKNOWN, PRE CRET.


References

Reference (Deposit): MC DOWELL, G. A., 1955 , 57TH ANN. REPT. OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR 1955.

Reference (Deposit): 1927 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMP. 22.

Reference (Deposit): 1934 DIREXPL EXPLOR. CO. OF CALIFORNIA

Reference (Deposit): 1946 DIREXPL SOUTH MOUNTAIN MIN. AND MLG. CO.

Reference (Deposit): SORENSON, R. E., 1927 , THE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITSOF THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 22 , 47 P.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1907 , SOUTH MOUNTAIN, IDAHO: ENG. MINING JOUR., V. 83 , NO. 6 , P. 283 - 284.

Reference (Deposit): SHANNON, E. V., 1918, ON THE OCCURRENCE OF ILVAITE IN THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN DISTRICT: AM. JOUR. SCI., 4TH SER., VOL. 45, NO. 266, P. 118 - 125


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