Big Hill Mine

The Big Hill Mine is a gold mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,900 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Big Hill Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,900 Feet (884 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 48.3089, -116.58560

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Big Hill Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Big Hill Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Bismuth


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Pend Oreille 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: Hunt, B. I.


Production

Year: 1928
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^2.04 Oz Au/Ton
Year: 1933
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^0.755 Oz Au/Ton


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Selkirk Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Many Fissures, Gouge


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: YIELD 0.4 TO 1.32 OZ AU/TON


Materials

Gangue: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Marcasite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): OLD COMPRESSOR, DRILLS, SHOP, CAR, TRACK


References

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 (Deposit): STALEY, W. W. 1962, BIG HILL: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPORT.

Reference (Deposit): 1962 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. O. F. REPT.

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

Reference (Production): STALEY, W. W., 1962, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN - FILE REPT.


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