Ada Elmore Lode

The Ada Elmore Lode is a gold mine located in Elmore county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,259 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: Ada Elmore Lode  

State:  Idaho

County:  Elmore

Elevation: 5,259 Feet (1,603 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.69, -115.30670

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Ada Elmore Lode MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ada Elmore Lode
Secondary: Pittsburg
Secondary: Elmore


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Elmore
District: Rocky Bar 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: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1863
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LINEAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE PRIOR TO 1881 AVERAGED $60/TON


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ON THE S. SIDE OF BEAR CR., NEAR THE CREEK BOTTOM

Comment (Production): BY 1881, $1,200,000 WORTH OF AU WAS RECOVERED


References

Reference (Deposit): 1943 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAM. 6

Reference (Deposit): WAGNER, W.R.T., 1939, THE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ROCKY BAR DISTRICT, IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO M.S. THESIS, 32 P.

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1943, GEOLOGY OF THE GOLD - BEARING LODES, ROCKY BAR DISTRICT, ELMORE CO., IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAM. 65 P. 25

Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., 1943, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. PAM. 65, P. 25


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