Liberty Mine

The Liberty Mine is a copper mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,599 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: Liberty Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 44.575, -117.07220

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Liberty Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Liberty Mine


Commodity

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


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: 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

Not available


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


Comments

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN ADIT ABOUT 100 FEET LONG, AND SMALL STOPES ABOVE AND BELOW THE ADIT LEVEL.

Comment (Geology): DIABASE DIKES ARE COMMON IN THE AREA. ROCK IS FINE GRAINED AND BLACK.

Comment (Location): LOCATED NE OF THE EGAN GROUP

Comment (Development): ORE BODY WHICH HAS BEEN DRIFTED FOR 60 FEET ABUTS AGAINST A DIABASE DIKE AND STOPS.


References

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): ANDERSON, ALFRED L., AND WAGNER, WARREN R., 1952, RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MINERAL DIST, WASHINGTON CO., ID: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, PAMPHLET 95, 26 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1952 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., PAMPHLET 95

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

Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., AND WAGNER, W. R., 1952, ID. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. PAMPHLET 95, 26 P.


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