Eagan Mine

The Eagan Mine is a copper and silver mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,399 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: Eagan Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 3,399 Feet (1,036 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.5719, -117.07170

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Eagan Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Eagan Mine
Secondary: Egan


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Mineral 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: Underground
Discovery Year: 1895
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Cuddy Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENTICULAR


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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE OF LOW GRADE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLE GAVE 16.3 OZ AG/TON, 0.2 % PB, 1.3 % CU, 1.6 % SB, NO AU


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONFINED TO 4 ADITS AND 2 INTERMEDIATE LEVELS.

Comment (Location): LOCATED 1 MILE ABOVE OLD TOWN OF MINERAL, ON STEEP SLOPE FACING N. FK. OF DENNETT CR.

Comment (Commodity): MINE IN OPERATION: 1890'S - 1905, 1919 - 1922

Comment (Deposit): VEIN DIP VARIES 25 - 55 DEG NE

Comment (Geology): METALLIC MINERALS ARE FINE-GRAINED AND SHOW A TENDENCY TO FORM BANDED, DISCONTINUOUS CONCENTRIC STRUCTURES, SUGGESTING COLLOFORM. DARK GRAY MEDIUM GRAINED DIORITE. HOST VOLCANICS, HIGHLY ALTERED OF LATITIC MATURE, QTZ-LATITE.

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1890'S


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): SMOLAK, G.M., 1924 , AN INVESTIGATION OF THE METALLURGICAL TREATMENT OF A LOW GRADE SILVER ORE FROM THE MINERAL MINE AT MINERAL, IDAHO: MOSCOW, IDAHO, UNIV. OF IDAHO, M.S. THESIS; 51 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1952 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., PAMPHLET 9

Reference (Deposit): IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 13, P. 27.


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