The Idaho Gold Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,749 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: 6,749 Feet (2,057 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.7753, -115.12670
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Idaho Gold Mine MRDS details
Primary: Idaho Gold Mine
Secondary: Atlanta No. 2 Adits
Secondary: Idaho Atlanta Gold Mine
District: Atlanta District Or Middle Boise District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: St. Joseph Lead Co.
Owner Name: Buffalo And Atlanta Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: BUNCHES , POD/LENS
Description: Several Nw Faults Offset The Lode
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Mn Stains, Fe Stains
Analytical Data: ON THE NO. 6 LEVEL GENERALLY LESS THAN 0.10 OZ AU/TON.
Comment (Location): Between W. Line Of Monarch And Yuba River; Just Below W. Crest Of Atlanta Hill Near Head Of Gulch, A Short Distance Below Mouth Of Grouse Creek. (Now Decker Cr)
Comment (Production): Item 1 Refers To Far W. End On No. 6 Level.
Comment (Workings): Dip Varies From 75 Deg Se To 85 Deg Nw; 1000 Ft. Below Buffalo And Monarch Workings.
Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1939, Geology And Ore Deposits, Atlanta District, Elmore Co., Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 49, P. 5
Reference (Deposit): 1939 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 4
Reference (Production): Anderson, A. L. 1939, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 49, P. 60.
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