Lead Zone Mine

The Lead Zone Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,402 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: Lead Zone Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 7,402 Feet (2,256 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 44.82222, -116.77639

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Lead Zone Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lead Zone Mine
Secondary: Keystone and Galena


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Cuddy Mtn. Area


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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Lead Zone Mining Co.


Production

Year: 1952
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^ 4.1 Oz Ag, 0.1 Oz Au/Ton
Year: 1951
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^ .4 % Zn
Year: 1950
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^34.7 % Pb


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: NARROW, PINCHING, SWELLING, BRANCHING


Structure

Type: L
Description: Faults, Brecciated Zones


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Bleaching, Silicification


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: LEAD VALUES RANGE FROM 2 - 50% PB IN THE ORE. (OVER WIDTHS GREATER THAN 2 FT IN WINZE SAMPLE)


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Anglesite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): 104 CLAIMS

Comment (Deposit): STRIKE VARIES N 45 - 65 DEG E; DIP VARIES 53 - 70 DEG W

Comment (Workings): BRUCE TUNNEL IS 1200 FEET LONG. THE MAINWORKINGS ARE FROM AN ADIT, 600 FEET LONG, WITH 3 SHORT BRANCH LATERALS.

Comment (Deposit): AUTHOR SUGGESTS THAT THE ROCK SEQUENCE FROM THE MINE, WEST, MAY BE OVERTURNED AND FAULTED.

Comment (Location): NEAR SUMMIT OF CUDDY MTN. AT END OF NO BUSINESS CANYON ; 4 MI NE OF HERCULES PROP


References

Reference (Deposit): BRUCE, W. R., 1971, GEOLOGY, MINERAL DEPOSITS, AND ALTERATION OF PARTS OF THE CUDDY MTN. DIST., WESTERN IDAHO: CORVALLIS, OREGON STATE UNIV., PH.D. DISSERT., 165 P.

Reference (Deposit): WESTERN MINING NEWS, MAR. 18 , 1977 , P. 11 .

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

Reference (Deposit): 1976 GEOLMAP KEYSTONE CO?

Reference (Production): COOK, E. F., 1954; IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, PAMPHLET 97., 22 P.

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


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