Minerva Mine

The Minerva Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,749 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: Minerva Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 6,749 Feet (2,057 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 43.7736, -115.11750

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Minerva Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Minerva Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Silica


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: Minerva Mining Co.


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: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Sawtooth Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: POD


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation ; Scorodite, Fe Oxides


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE ASSAYED 1 OZ. AU/TON IN 1905. LARGE ORE BODIES OF UNIFORM GRADE ASSAYED ABOUT $14/TON IN AU AND AG. CONCENTRATES WORTH $100 TO $200 AU AND AG.


Materials

Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): Several Hundred Ft. Of Old Workings; Recent Bulldozer Work Exposed Strong Shear Zone On Upper Part Of Property; Shearing Off Main Atlanta Lode.

Comment (Location): On The Yuba River 4 Miles Above The Middle. Fork Of The Boise River.; Short Distance S. Of Atlanta Lode On Upper S. Slope Of Atlanta Hill.; Previous Quad Designation = Boise 1:250000

Comment (Development): Ten Patented And Three Unpatented Quartz Claims ; 2000 Ft. Tram; 10-Stamp Mill.


References

Reference (Production): Ballard, S. M., 1928, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 26, P. 34 ; Anderson, A.L., 1939, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 49, 71 P.

Reference (Deposit): Jones, R.W., 1959, Minerva: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open-File Report.

Reference (Deposit): 1928 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 26.

Reference (Deposit): 1939 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet49

Reference (Deposit): 1959 Other Idaho Bur Mines And Geology Open-File Report

Reference (Deposit): Ballard, S. M., 1928, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Rocky Bar Quadrangle: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 26, P. 34

Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A.L., 1939, Geology And Ore Deposits Of The Atlanta District, Elmore County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 49, 71 P.


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