Belmont Mine

The Belmont Mine is a silver mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,999 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: Belmont Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 44.7558, -116.85220

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Belmont Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Belmont Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Cuddy Mtn. Area


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: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Bunker Hill Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Year First Production: 1885
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

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: LEAD SULPHIDE ORE SHOWED 40 - 200 OZ AG/TON


Materials

Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Location): LIES ON THE SOUTH SLOPE OF CUDDY MOUNTAIN BETWEEN CAMP AND GRADE CREEKS.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS ARE CAVED IN. ADITS IN THE CONGLOMERATE UNIT SUGGEST BETTER GRADE MINERALIZATION.

Comment (Geology): THE CAMP CREEK LATITE IS A PORPHYRITIC FLOW WITH PHENOCRYSTS OF ORTHOCLASE AND PLAGIOCLASE SET IN AN APHANITIC GROUND MASS.

Comment (Deposit): GRADE CREEK CONGLOMERATE IS PEBBLE TO COBBLE IN SIZE, WITH RED, PURPLE, AND GREEN CLASTS OF DOMINANTLY EXTRUSIVE ROCKS.


References

Reference (Deposit): 1908 COMPILE STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S REPORT FOR 1907

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

Reference (Production): BELL, R.N., 1908 , STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S REPORT FOR 1907

Reference (Deposit): FANKHAUSER, R. E., 1969, GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF THE SOUTHERN CUDDY MOUNTAINS, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO: CORVALLIS, OREGON STATE UNIV., MS THESIS, 138 P.

Reference (Deposit): BRUCE, W. R., 1971, GEOLOGY, MINERAL DEPOSITS, AND ALTERATION OF PARTS OF THE CUDDY MTN. DIST., WESTERN IDAHO: CORVALLIS, OREGON STATE UNIV., PH.D. THESIS, 165 P.

Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D.C., 1925 , A GEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE OF THE MINERAL AND CUDDY MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT, WASHINGTON AND ADAMS COUNTIES, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 13 , 24 P.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R.N., 1908 , NINTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1907 , 217 P.


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