Lincoln Mine

The Lincoln Mine is a gold mine located in Gem county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,901 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: Lincoln Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Gem

Elevation: 3,901 Feet (1,189 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.8486, -116.33530

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Lincoln Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lincoln Mine


Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead


State: Idaho
County: Gem
District: West View Dist.

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.


Type: Patented
Type: Located Claim


Type: Surface/Underground


Owner Name: Huron Mines Inc. ( 1955 )


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


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Bleached

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Pyritized

Alteration Type: L
Alteration: Sericitized


Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: MINE AVG. 0.5 OZ. AU/TON. MAXIMUM $100 AU/TON


Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrargyrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comment (Development): 5 Patented Claims, 100 Ton Floration Concentrator ; And 5 Unpatented Claims

Comment (Production): One Half - One Million Dollars Total Production, Mostly Au, At 0.5 Oz Au/Ton.

Comment (Geology): Original alteration entry: Local - Sericitized, Pyritized, Bleached

Comment (Geology): Original ore control entry: Fissure


Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1934, Geology Of The Pearl - Horseshoe Bend Gold Belt, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pamphlet 41, P. 23.

Reference (Deposit): Mc Dowell, G. A., 1956 , 57th Ann. Rept. Of The Idaho Mine Inspector For 1955 .

Reference (Production): Anderson, A. L., 1934, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pamphlet 41, P. 23. Lindgren, W., 1897 , USGS 18th Ann. Rept., Pt. 3 , P. 714 .

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