Double Eagle Mine

The Double Eagle Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Gem county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,101 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: Double Eagle Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Gem

Elevation: 4,101 Feet (1,250 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.8531, -116.33280

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Double Eagle Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Double Eagle Mine
Secondary: Zulu Pearl


Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


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.


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Type: Underground


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: 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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Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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

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

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 441 TONS CRUDE ORE CONTAINED 44 OZ. AU AND 14,938 OZ. AG


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Comment (Location): N. Of The Lincoln Mine


Reference (Deposit): Mines And Prospects Of The Boise Quad, IBMG Mines And Prospect Map Series, V.E. Mitchell, Et Al.

Reference (Production): Anderson, A. L., 1934, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pamphlet 41, P. 30

Reference (Deposit): Anderson, Alfred L., 1934, Geology Of The Pearl - Horseshoe Bend Gold Belt, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pamphlet 41, P. 30

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