Badger Mine

The Badger Mine is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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: Badger Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.1078, -116.67750

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Badger Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Badger Mine


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold


State: Idaho
County: Adams
District: Seven Devils 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: Payette National Forest


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Type: Underground


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Epidotization


Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Analytical Data

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Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Bornite
Gangue: Quartz


Comment (Location): E. Slope Of Horse Mtn.

Comment (Development): 11 Unpatented Claims

Comment (Workings): Number Of Tunnels And Pits And Surface Trenches

Comment (Geology): Ore Occurs Mostly In Hanging Wall


Reference (Deposit): Livingston, D. C., And Laney, F. B., 1920, The Copper Deposits Of The Seven Devils And Adjacent Districts: Id. Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin 1, P. 28 - 31

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

Reference (Production): Livingston, D. C., And Laney, F. B., 1920, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin 1, 105 P.

Reference (Deposit): V.E. Mitchell, Et. Al; Mines And Prospects Map Series, 1981, No. 178.

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