Silver Butte Mine

The Silver Butte Mine is a silver mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,301 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: Silver Butte Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 3,301 Feet (1,006 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 48.15389, -116.50861

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Silver Butte Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Butte Mine
Secondary: Silver Hill
Secondary: Catharine
Secondary: Brown Bear Vein


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Pend Oreille District


Land Status

Land ownership: State
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.

Owner Name: F. And C Goldsilver, Inc.


Production

Year: 1962
Material type: AG
Description: Ap_Grade: ^18.7 Oz/Ton
Year: 1967
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^298 Oz Ag/Ton


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1906
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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized, Bleached, Sericite


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: GRAB SAMPLES ASSAYED 356.6 OZ. AG, .03 OZ. AU, 2.9% PB, 1.9% ZN, 2% CU, AND 1.81% SB/TON. MOST ASSAYS BETWEEN 146 AND 395 OZ AG/TON


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Commodity): 4 1/2 FT VEIN CARRIED .2 OZ AU, 6.6 OZ. AG; OVER 5 FT WIDTH, 150 FT AVERAGED 10.2 OZ. AG, 4.6% PB

Comment (Location): N. OF TALACHE SILVER MINE; ON W. SIDE OF PEND OREILLE LAKE.

Comment (Production): D2 FROM SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, IDAHO BUR. MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. NO. 6

Comment (Development): 20 UNPATENTED CLAIMS AND 200 ACRES OF STATE LAND UNDER LEASE, FROM IRON MASK MIN CO. 3000 FT OF DIAMOND DRILLING PLANNED. COMINCO AMERICAN, INC. PUT DOWN 1525 METERS DDH 1969 - 1971

Comment (Deposit): LITTLE JOE VEIN

Comment (Workings): 4 DRIFTS

Comment (Deposit): JACK PETERSON LOCATED CATHARINE GROUP IN 1906 AND GEORGE HINES LOCATED BROWN BEAR CLAIMS. SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS WORTH ORE MINED FROM ADJACENT PROPERTY YEARS AGO.


References

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

Reference (Deposit): 5) GREEN, W.R., 1976 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN AREA, BONNER COUNTY, IDAHO: PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON STATE UNIV., PHD DISSERTATION, 108 P.

Reference (Deposit): 6) MINING RECORD, AUG. 4 , 1976

Reference (Deposit): WESTERN MIN. NEWS, 1974 - 75 DIRECTORY OF MINES IN IDAHO (COEUR D'ALENES) AND WASHINGTON, P. 121.

Reference (Deposit): SPOKANE CHRONICLE, JAN. 8, 1971; OCT. 14, 1970; DEC. 31, 1969; OCT. 17, 1968; JULY 1968; JAN. 25, 1968; JAN. 20, 1972

Reference (Deposit): SANDPOINT NEWS BULLETIN, OCT. 1968.

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

Reference (Deposit): 1969 DIREXPL COMINCO AMERICAN

Reference (Deposit): 1973 DIREXPL F & C GOLD CORP.

Reference (Production): SPOKANE CHRONICLE, AUG. 23, 1967. SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. CO. REPT. NO. 6, 131 P.


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