Auxer Property Mine

The Auxer Property Mine is a silver, copper, and gold mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,499 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: Auxer Property Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 48.2683, -116.23610

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Auxer Property Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Auxer Property Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Clark Fork District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Kaniksu National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Idora Silver Mines Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1956
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Cabinet Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCH AND SWELL , STRINGERS


Structure

Type: R
Description: W Limb Dipping 30 Deg E Of Large Syncline With Axis In Montana.

Type: L
Description: Minor Displacement Has Caused Some Gouge


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Some Gouge, Sericite, Epidote, Chlorite, Pyrite


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: TRACE TO 1.0 OZ AG
Analytical Data: U.S. FOREST SERVICE ASSAYS: 0.01 TO 1.06 OZ AU
Analytical Data: 0.1 TO 0.5% CU
Analytical Data: ASSAYS AVERAGE 0.77 OZ AU/TON, 0.25 OZ AG/TON.


Materials

Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Comment (Location): ON N SIDE OF SOUTHERNMOST RIDGE OF CABINET MOUNTAINS

Comment (Commodity): SELECTED ORE SAMPLE ASSAY AVERAGED $5

Comment (Production): SMALL AMOUNT OF ORE PRODUCED IN 1956 SOLD FOR $800.

Comment (Workings): 3 LEVELS OVER RANGE OF 210 FT VERTICALLY; SEVERAL OPEN CUTS

Comment (Development): PROPERTY INCLUDES 9 UNPATENTED CLAIMS ; ECON.COM: ROUGH TERRAIN, SHORT SNOW - FREE SEASON, DRAINAGE PROBLEMS

Comment (Deposit): THE BOSTON VEIN, WHICH MAY BE TRACED SEVERAL THOUSAND FT, IS DESCRIBED ABOVE; CHICAGO VEIN IS OVER 500 FT LONG; THE MINNEAPOLIS VEIN TRENDS N 10 - 15 DEG E, DIPS 55 DEG SE, AND IS 10 - 12 FT WIDE; A COPPER DEPOSIT TRENDS E - W AND DIPS VERTICALLY

Comment (Geology): SILL TRENDS N 28 DEG E AND DIPS 55 DEG SE


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1930, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE CLARK FORK DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL., NO. 12, 132 P.

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNER COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT, NO. 6, 131 P.

Reference (Production): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. CO. REPT. 6.

Reference (Deposit): DIREXPL AUXER GOLD MINES COMPANY

Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6

Reference (Deposit): 1930 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 12

Reference (Deposit): SPOKANE CHRONICLE, MARCH 28, 1974.


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