Pier & Cady Mine

The Pier & Cady Mine is a lead, silver, and zinc mine located in Bonner county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,201 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: Pier & Cady Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bonner

Elevation: 2,201 Feet (671 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Zinc

Lat, Long: 48.15417, -116.16111

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Pier & Cady Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pier & Cady Mine
Secondary: Whitcomb


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bonner
District: Clark Fork 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

Year: 1937
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^37.38 % Pb, .6 % Zn, .2 % Sb, 24.8 Oz/Ton Ag


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1926
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: Cabinet Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: SWELL AND PINCH

Form: SWELL AND PINCH

Form: SWELL AND PINCH


Structure

Type: R
Description: On Broad W. Limb Of Syncline Axis Of Which Is In Montana.

Type: L
Description: Brecciated Zone; Beds As A Whole Considerably Disturbed And Interrupted By Faulting; Much Gouge


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 37% PB/TON
Analytical Data: ASSAYS 24 OZ. AG/TON


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Comment (Production): ORE IN NO. 1 ABOVE NETTED $27.83.

Comment (Workings): 3 DRIFTS

Comment (Deposit): SEDIMENTARY ROCKS STRIKE N 30 DEG E AND DIP ABOUT 15 DEG SE BUT ARE MODIFIED BY DRAG ALONG FAULTS.

Comment (Commodity): POST MINERAL MOVEMENT HAS FRACTURED THE GALENA AND PRODUCED SLICKENSIDED SURFACES


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1930, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE CLARK FORK DISTRICT, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 12, 132 P.

Reference (Deposit): SAVAGE, C. N., 1967, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNER COUNTY: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPT. 6, 131 P.

Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., 1947, USGS BULL. 944-B.

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1947, LEAD - SILVER DEPOSITS OF THE CLARK FORK DISTRICT, BONNER COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS BULL. 944-B, 117 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1930 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 12

Reference (Deposit): 1947 OTHER A. L. ANDERSON, BULL. 944-B

Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. CO. REPT. 6


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