The Boone Mine is a silver mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,701 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.
Elevation: 3,701 Feet (1,128 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver
Lat, Long: 44.5711, -117.06920
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Boone Mine MRDS details
Primary: Boone Mine
District: Mineral District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Type: Located Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Payette River Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Area Appears To Be On The North Limb Of A Faulted Anticline Of General N.E. Trend.
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Comment (Location): LOCATED ON A HIGH RIDGE NORTH OF MINERAL (OLD TOWN).
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF 3 MAIN ADIT LEVELS CONNECTED BY RAISES, AND A STOPE FROM THE INTERMEDIATE TO THE SURFACE.
Comment (Geology): METALLIC MINERALS ARE FINE-GRAINED AND SHOW A TENDENCY TO FORM BANDED, DISCONTINUOUS CONCENTRIC STRUCTURES, SUGGESTING THE COLLOFORM.
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., AND WAGNER, W. R., 1952, RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MINERAL DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 95, 26 P
Reference (Deposit): MINERAL PROPERTY FILE NO.0160870125.
Reference (Deposit): 1952 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 9
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