Alaska Mine

The Alaska Mine is a copper and tungsten mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,401 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: Alaska Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Tungsten

Lat, Long: 45.1331, -116.64720

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Alaska Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Alaska Mine
Secondary: Alaska Tungsten Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Idaho
County: Adams
District: Seven Devils 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

Type: Patented


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1953
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^1.57 % Wo3
Year: 1952
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^1.84 % Wo3


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Year First Production: 1952
Discovery Year: 1892
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Seven Devils Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR, TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: UP TO 2.2% WO3 IN TACTITE BAND. UP TO 2.4% WO3 ALONG TACTITE - MARBLE CONTACT.


Materials

Ore: Powellite
Ore: Bornite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Diopside
Gangue: Garnet


Comments

Comment (Commodity): Mine Was A Cu Producer In The Past. Transport Cost Of Ore Was $23 A Ton In 1953.

Comment (Location): Near Head Of Right Hand Fork Of Garnet Gulch.

Comment (Development): Patented Copper Claims ; Econ.Com: Because Of The High Content Of Molybdenum The Ore Is Subject To A Price Penalty.

Comment (Geology): The Quartz Diorite Altered The Limestone To Tactite. Ore Is Only Found In Tactite.


References

Reference (Deposit): 1954 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol., Pamp. 97

Reference (Production): Cook, E. F., 1954, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol., Pamphlet 97, 22 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., Bulletin 1, P. 69.

Reference (Deposit): 1920 Other Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol., Bulletin 1

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): Hells Canyon Wilderness Study, Bureau Of Mines


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