Mariah Mine

The Mariah Mine is a gold, silver, and copper mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,599 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: Mariah Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

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

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver, Copper

Lat, Long: 44.56, -117.07080

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Mariah Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mariah Mine
Secondary: Maria
Secondary: Black Maria


Commodity

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


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

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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: Cuddy 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, Chloritization, Sericitization


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: RICHER SAMPLES ASSAYED 0.28 OZ. AU, 55.92 OZ. AG/TON. IN 1890'S ORE RAN 1 - 2% CU AND 25 - 30 OZ. AG/TON.


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Wurtzite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Marcasite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): ON SOUTH SIDE OF DENNETT CREEK.

Comment (Development): OXIDIZED ORE IS CONFINED TO WITHIN 50 FEET OF THE SURFACE.

Comment (Deposit): STRIKE VARIES N 45 - 60 DEG W

Comment (Geology): THE ANDESITIC ROCKS ARE PORPHYRITIC, GREEN IN COLOR. FELDSPARS ARE NOT DETERMINABLE.


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1963, SILVER MINERALIZATION IN THE MINERAL DISTRICT, IDAHO: ECON. GEOLOGY, V. 58, NO. 8, P. 1195 - 1217.

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 GEOL., PAMP. 95, 26 P.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1920, TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1919, P. 87 - 88.

Reference (Deposit): TURNER, H. W., 1908, ORE DEPOSITS AT MINERAL, IDAHO: ECON. GEOLOGY, V. 3, NO. 6, P. 492 - 502.

Reference (Deposit): 5) LIVINGSTON, D. C., 1925, RECONNAISSANCE OF THE MINERAL AND CUDDY MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICTS: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 13, P. 19.

Reference (Deposit): 1920 COMPILE 21ST ANN. REPT. OF THE MINING INDUSTRY FOR 1919

Reference (Deposit): 1925 RECON IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, PAMPHLET 13

Reference (Deposit): 1952 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 95

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


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