Queen Mine

The Queen Mine is a copper and gold mine located in Boundary county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,499 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: Queen Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Boundary

Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 48.9047, -116.22220

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Queen Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Queen Mine
Secondary: Moyie Gold Copper Mining and Milling Co.


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Boundary
District: Moyie Yaak District


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: Kaniksu National Forest


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Moyie Gold Min. And Milling Co.

Owner Name: Sven Anderson


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
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: Purcell Range


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR , STRINGERS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Bethlehem Fault Trends N 40 Deg W, Dips About 45 Deg Sw And Is About 100 Ft. Wide.

Type: L
Description: Shear Zones Parallel To Bedding Of Prichard Formation, Vein On Contact Of Sill And Quartzite; Gouge 16 - 18 Inches Wide.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification; Oxidation; Fe - Stains; Bleached


Rocks

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Gabbro
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: CHANNEL SAMPLE FROM SHEAR ZONE VEIN ASSAYED $12.80 AU AND $0.90 AG
Analytical Data: PICKED SAMPLE ASSAYED TRACE OF AU AND 6.7 OZ. AG/TON


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Siderite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): In Addition To Above, Shallow Inclined Shaft On 1 Shear Vein And Numerous Dozer Trenches And Prospect Pits; 411 Ft Diamond Drilling ( 1948 )

Comment (Location): On Bussard Mountain; 5 Mi E. Of Old Tungsten Hill Mine

Comment (Development): 8 Unpatented Claims ( 1951 )

Comment (Deposit): 3 Fissure Veins Along Shear Zones In Wedge Of Quartzite; Au Vein In Sill Strikes N 76 Deg E, Dips 38 - 44 Deg S And Is 6 In Wide; Base - Metal Veins In Quartzite Described Above


References

Reference (Deposit): Brackebusch, F. W., 1969, Economic Geology Of The Queen Mountain Area, A Part Of The Purcell Range, Boundary County, Idaho: Unpublished Thesis, Univ. Idaho, 76 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1951 Other Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Pamphlet 85

Reference (Deposit): Kirkham, V. R. D., And Ellis, E. W., 1926, Geology And Ore Deposits Of Boundary County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin 10, 78 P.

Reference (Deposit): Kiilsgaard, T. H., 1951, Descriptions Of Some Ore Deposits And Their Relationships To The Purcell Sills, Boundary County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 85, 31 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1926 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Bulletin 10

Reference (Deposit): Direxpl Moyie Gold Mining And Milling Co.

Reference (Deposit): Anderson And Wagner 1945 Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology, Pamphlet 73


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