Bonnie Anna Mine

The Bonnie Anna Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 4,199 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: Bonnie Anna Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 4,199 Feet (1,280 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.4553, -115.27860

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Bonnie Anna Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bonnie Anna Mine
Secondary: Mountain View Group


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Pine 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.


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Type: Underground


Owner Name: Fred Skelton


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


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Fe Stains


Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

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

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: $4 - $6 AU, AG/TON, $1.50 OF WHICH WAS AG., ANOTHER VEIN GIVES $10 - $17 AU/TON


Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Production): $5,500 Au Produced

Comment (Development): 3 Unpatented Claims


Reference (Deposit): Ballard, S. M., 1928, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Rocky Bar Quadrangle: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 26, P. 1

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, Hailey Quad

Reference (Production): Ballard, S. M., 1928, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 26, P. 19.

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