Talache Mine

The Talache Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,799 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: Talache Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 48.1397, -116.48330

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Talache Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Talache Mine
Secondary: Blacktail
Secondary: B. F. and H.
Secondary: Armstead
Secondary: Keystone
Secondary: Little Joe Brown Bear


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Pend Oreille 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

Owner Name: Silver Butte Mining Co.


Production

Year: 1907
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^100 Oz Ag/Ton, 10 % Cu


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1906
Discovery Year: 1895
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: Coeur D'Alene Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCH AND SWELL, RIBBON


Structure

Type: L
Description: Faults With Minor Displacement Are Common; Minor Folds In Strata; Granodiorite Stock Nearby


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Chlorite, Sericite, Bleaching


Rocks

Name: Silt
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: PB208/PB204 = 39.004 (ZARTMAN AND STACEY, 1971)
Analytical Data: PB207/PB204 = 15.644
Analytical Data: ASSAYS AVERAGE 20 TO 40 OZ AG/TON IN ORE ZONES (CALKINS, 1909) LEAD ISOTOPES: PB206/PB204 = 18.891


Materials

Ore: Polybasite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Stibnite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Production): EARLY PRODUCTION BETWEEN 400 - 700 FT LEVELS YIELDED $500,000 PROFIT FROM ORE AVERAGING 20 - 40 OZ. AG/TON. BY 1926, $2 M. WORTH OF ORE REMOVED. AU VALUES WERE UNDER 1%/TON. FEW SAMPLES ASSAYED OVER 1000 OZ AG/TON. (D1) IN 1906 - 1907, OVER $27,000 HIGH GRADE AG ORE SHIPPED CONTAINING 10% CU.

Comment (Development): BY 1922, PROPERTY CONSISTED OF 18 PATENTED, 44 UNPATENTED CLAIMS; 150 - TON MILL. 3 DDH OF 5140 FT. BY F. C. GOLDSILVER INC. 1976 - 10 PATENTED, 93 UNPATENTED CLAIMS COVERING 2000 ACRES ; ECON.COM: 5 MI TO NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD AT SAGLE. HOISTING AND PUMPING COSTLY BELOW 1200 FT HAULAGE LEVEL

Comment (Commodity): PARTIAL ANALYSIS OF TETRAHEDRITE (BY IDAHO BUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY): 22.9% CU, 6.1% FE, 5.2% ZN, 6.7% PB, 10.7% AG, 22.2% S, 13.4% SB, 3% AS.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): MOST OF AREAS CONTRIBUTING TO ABOVE RESERVES HAD BEEN MINED BY 1926

Comment (Deposit): LITTLE JOE VEIN PRINCIPAL VEIN; OTHER VEINS: KEYSTONE, WHICH DIPS NW AND PARALLELS LITTLE JOE; BLACKJACK STRIKES N 53 DEG E, DIPS 81 DEG NW; AND SILVER BUTTE. LENGTH, WIDTH, STRIKE, AND DIP ABOVE FOR LITTLE JOE

Comment (Deposit): MOST PRODUCTION CAME FROM LITTLE JOE VEIN WHICH OCCUPIES LITTLE JOE FAULT; N END OF LITTLE JOE VEIN DISPLACED TO THE W.

Comment (Location): AT NE FOOT OF BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN; SW OF PEND OREILLE LAKE

Comment (Workings): LITTLE JOE VEIN PRINCIPAL VEIN; OTHER VEINS: KEYSTONE, WHICH DIPS NW AND PARALLELS LITTLE JOE; BLACKJACK STRIKES N 53 DEG E, DIPS 81 DEG NW; AND SILVER BUTTE.

Comment (Geology): REVETT - ST. REGIS FORMATIONS STRIKE N 8 TO 15 DEG E, DIP 35 TO 45 SE; PRINCIPAL TALACHE FAULT STRIKES N 20 DEG W, DIPS STEEPLY SW.

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1890'S


References

Reference (Deposit): ZARTMAN, R. E., AND STACEY, J. S., 1971, LEAD ISOTOPES AND MINERALIZATION AGES IN BELT SUPERGROUP ROCKS, NORTHWESTERN MONTANA AND NORTHERN IDAHO: ECON. GEOL., V. 66, P. 849 - 860.

Reference (Deposit): 5) MINING RECORD, AUG. 4 , 1976

Reference (Deposit): GREEN, W.R., 1976 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE BLACKBIRD MOUNTAIN AREA, BONNER COUNTY, IDAHO: PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON STATE UNIV., PHD DISSERTATION, 108 P.

Reference (Deposit): SAMPSON, E. 1928, GEOLOGY AND SILVER ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PEND OREILLE DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET, NO. 31, 25 P.

Reference (Deposit): HUMPHREYS, R.M., AND LEATHAM, EARL, 1936, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE TALACHE MINE: UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, UNPUBLISHED THESIS, 16 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1917 DIREXPL H. M. ARMSTEAD

Reference (Deposit): 1927 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAMPHLET 31{ 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6 {{ 1969 DIREXPL COMINCO AMERICAN, INC., GREEN, PHD

Reference (Deposit): DIREXPL JAMES A. EVANS (EARLY 1900'S)

Reference (Production): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT. 6, 131 P. ITEMS 9 - 12 , GREEN, W.R., 1976 , WASHINGTON STATE UNIV., PHD DISSERTATION

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.


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