Minerva Mine

The Minerva Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,100 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: Minerva Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 3,100 Feet (945 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 48.07083, -116.41250

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Minerva Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Minerva Mine


Commodity

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


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: F. W. Gilbert


Production

Not available


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: Coeur D'Alene Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Gouge


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE ASSAYED AT $291 / TON IN COMBINED AG, PB, ZN, CU VALUES ( 1904


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite


Comments

Comment (Workings): 6 DRIFTS

Comment (Location): NE SLOPE OF PACKSADDLE MTN.

Comment (Development): 4 PATENTED CLAIMS


References

Reference (Deposit): 1906 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S REPORT FOR 1905

Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY CO. REPT. NO. 6

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): BELL, R. N., 1905 , REPORT OF THE MINING DISTRICTS OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1904 , 139 P.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1906 , SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1905 , 149 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1905 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S REPORT FOR 1904


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