Standard Shaft Mine

The Standard Shaft Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Owyhee county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,851 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: Standard Shaft Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

Elevation: 7,851 Feet (2,393 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 42.7431, -116.90780

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Standard Shaft Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Standard Shaft Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: 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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


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, Gossan


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: THE 60 FT ORE STREAK SAMPLED 55% PB, 50 - 90 OZ AG, AND SEVERAL $ AU/TON


Materials

Ore: Smithsonite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Ilvaite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Actinolite


Comments

Comment (Location): AT SE END OF TEXAS CLAIM; NEAR HEAD OF MILL CREEK.

Comment (Development): UNPATENTED CLAIM

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


References

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

Reference (Deposit): 1927 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 2

Reference (Production): BELL, R. N., 1907 , 9TH ANN. REPT. OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR 1907.


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