The Buffalo Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,824 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: 6,824 Feet (2,080 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 43.7803, -115.11970
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Buffalo Mine MRDS details
Primary: Buffalo Mine
District: Atlanta District Or Middle Boise District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Atlanta Mines Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1864
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: SEAMS, LENSES , LENTICULAR
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Mn Stains, Fe Stains, Oxidation
Analytical Data: REMAINING ORE VALUED AT $4 - $20/TON, 1930'S PRICES . AG TO AU RATIO IS 200 TO 1.
Comment (Production): $1,200,000 TOTAL PRODUCTION BY 1935.. PRODUCTION ABOVE 100-FT. LEVEL ABOUT $1,000,000.
Comment (Location): ON UPPER PART OF QUARTZ GULCH ON SW SIDE OF MONARCH.
Reference (Deposit): ST. JOSEPH LEAD COMPANY
Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., 1939, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAM. 49, P. 58.
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1939, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS, ATLANTA DISTRICT, ELMORE CO., IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAM. 49, P. 58
Reference (Deposit): 1939 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAM. 49
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