The Golden Chariot Mine is a gold mine located in Boise county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,401 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.
Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 44.0125, -115.67030
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Golden Chariot Mine MRDS details
Primary: Golden Chariot Mine
District: Boise Basin ; Grimes Pass District
Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: LENTICULAR VEINS
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Analytical Data: ASSAY: 1 - 1 1/2 OZ. AU/TON.
Comment (Development): WORKINGS: 165 FT. VERTICAL SHAFT WITH DRIFTS ON MANY LEVELS, 3 TUNNELS WITH MORE DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS
Comment (Production): $25,000 TOTAL PRODUCTION
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, ALFRED L., 1947, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF BOISE BASIN, IDAHO: U.S. GEOL. SURV. BULL. 944 - C, P. 248
Reference (Deposit): 1947 GEOLMAP ANDERSON, BULL. 944 -
Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L. 1947, USGS BULL. 944 - C. P. 248
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