Tahoma Mine

The Tahoma Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,899 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: Tahoma Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 5,899 Feet (1,798 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.79, -115.12860

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Tahoma Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tahoma Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Atlanta District Or Middle Boise District


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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Earl Moosman

Owner Name: Coronado Gold Mines, Inc.


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENSES, BUNCHES , LENTICULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Brecciation


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gouge


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: IN 1881, 300 TONS YIELDED $100 - $150 PER TON


Materials

Ore: Miargyrite
Ore: Pyrargyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): Previous Quad Designation = Boise 1:250000; Latitude-Longitude Values Calculated From Township, Range, Section.

Comment (Development): 20 - Stamp Mill

Comment (Workings): Very Heavy Ground In Portions Of The Mine


References

Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1939, Geology And Ore Deposits, Atlanta District Elmore Co., Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 49, P. 64.

Reference (Deposit): Idaho Dept. Of Labor And Industrial Services, July 1974-June 1975, First Annual Rept. Addendum, 95 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1939 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 49

Reference (Deposit): 1975 Compile Idaho Dept. Of Labor And Industrial Services, First Annual Rept. Addendum

Reference (Production): Anderson, A. L., 1939, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 49, P. 64.


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