Lison Mine

The Lison Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,699 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: Lison Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.7036, -115.26640

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Lison Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lison Mine
Secondary: General Grant
Secondary: General Sherman
Secondary: Poorman
Secondary: Republic
Secondary: Gold Bug
Secondary: Homestake.
Secondary: Treasure Mine


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Arsenic


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Rocky Bar 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.


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Owner Name: Canada Gold Mines, Inc.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Analytical Data

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Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Workings): Shallow Tunnels And A Long Crosscut

Comment (Development): 5 Patented, 7 Unpatented Claims; One 20 - Ton Stamp Mill


Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1943, Geology Of Gold - Bearing Lodes Of Rocky Bar District, Elmore Co., Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 65, P. 3

Reference (Deposit): 1943 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 6

Reference (Production): Anderson, A. L., 1943, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 65, P. 33

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