IXL Mine

The IXL Mine is a molybdenum and copper mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,299 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: IXL Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Molybdenum, Copper

Lat, Long: 44.7419, -116.78330

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IXL Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: IXL Mine
Secondary: Red Ledge


Commodity

Primary: Molybdenum
Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Seven Devils Region


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: Payette National Forest


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Bear Creek Mining Co.

Owner Name: Idaho Mining And Smelting Co.
Home Office: Boise, Id


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Discovery Year: 1921
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: Cuddy Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: OVAL-SHAPED, ELONGATED, IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Mineralization With Faults Dipping 18 - 44 Deg.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Gossan, Oxidation, Sericitized, Silicified, Chlorite, Potassic


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1 - 2% CU VALUES VARY THROUGHOUT THE MINERALIZED ZONE. MO-0.01%


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Bornite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Marcasite
Gangue: Biotite
Gangue: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Commodity): CU VALUES: 370 TO GREATER THAN 1000 PPM; MO VALUES: 19 TO GREATER THAN 300 PPM; ZN VALUES: 90 TO 225 PPM; PB VALUES: 40 TO 140 PPM

Comment (Location): HEAD OF THE WESTERN FORK OF LITTLE PINE CREEK; E. FORK OF BROWNLEE CREEK; 7 1/2 MI. S.S.W. OF HORNET RANGER STATION.

Comment (Development): Approximately 60 "IXL" claims in this area.

Comment (Workings): MAIN DEVELOPMENT IS 844 - FOOT ADIT. THE MINERALIZED AREA COVERS 700 ACRES. GOSSAN COMMON IN THE ZONE.


References

Reference (Deposit): BELL, ROBERT N., 1919, THE IXL COPPER PROSPECT: ENG. AND MINING JOURNAL, V. 108, NO. 10, P. 400 - 402.

Reference (Deposit): COOK, E. F., 1954, MINING GEOLOGY OF THE SEVEN DEVILS REGION: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 97, 22 P.

Reference (Deposit): BRUCE, WAYNE, 1971, GEOLOGY, MINERAL DEPOSITS AND ALTERATION OF PARTS OF THE CUDDY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, IDAHO: CORVALLIS, OREGON STATE UNIV., PHD DISSERT., 165 P.

Reference (Deposit): IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, FIRST ANNUAL REPORT ADDENDUM, JULY 1, 1974 - JUNE 30, 1975, 95 P.

Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D.C., 1925 , A GEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE OF THE MINERAL AND CUDDY MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICTS, WASHINGTON AND ADAMS COUNTIES, ID.: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 13 , 24 P.

Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D.C., AND LANEY, F. B., 1920 , THE COPPER DEPOSITS OF THE SEVEN DEVILS AND ADJACENT DISTRICTS: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 1 , 105 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1954 COMPILE IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., PAMPHLET 97

Reference (Deposit): 1954 DIR EXPL BEAR CREEK MINING CO.


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