Confederate Star Mine

The Confederate Star Mine is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,499 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: Confederate Star Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.6944, -115.30060

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Confederate Star Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Confederate Star Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Rocky Bar District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Boise National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


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: M


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LINEAR, POCKETS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: $60/TON AU AVERAGE, UP TO $350 AU/TON, 1880'S PRICES.


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): Reopened Briefly In 1939

Comment (Location): On The N Side Of Bear Cr., Above The Vishnu Shaft.

Comment (Production): $350,000 Au By 1881


References

Reference (Production): Anderson, A. L., 1943, Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 65, P. 28

Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1943, Geology Of Gold - Bearing Lodes Of Rocky Bar District, Elmore Co., Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 65, P. 2

Reference (Deposit): 1943 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pam. 6


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