Boone Mine

The Boone Mine is a silver mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,701 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: Boone Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 3,701 Feet (1,128 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 44.5711, -117.06920

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Boone Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Boone Mine
Secondary: Boon


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Mineral District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
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: Payette River Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Area Appears To Be On The North Limb Of A Faulted Anticline Of General N.E. Trend.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

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.


References

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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