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.
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
Primary: Texas Claim Mine
Secondary: In Golconda Group
District: South Mountain 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.
Owner Name: Golconda Group Min. Co. ( 1955 )
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1868
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
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.
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.
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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