White Monument Mine

The White Monument Mine is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,201 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: White Monument Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.1422, -116.64420

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White Monument Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: White Monument Mine
Secondary: White Monument Copper Mine


Primary: Copper
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: 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


Owner Name: Jones, C. W.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metamorphic
Operation Type: Underground
Year First Production: 1898
Discovery Year: 1886
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: Iron Stains


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

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

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

Analytical Data

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Gangue: Garnet


Comment (Location): Top Of White Mt.

Comment (Production): Two Cars Of Ore Taken In 1905 Averaged 30% Cu With Good Values In Ag And Au. High Grade Ore Removed In 1898.

Comment (Development): A Patented Claim


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. 82

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

Reference (Production): Livingston, D. C., And Laney, F. B., 1920, Id. Bureau Of Mines And Geol. Bulletin 1

Reference (Deposit): Close, T.J., And Others, Mineral Resources Of The Hells Canyon Wilderness Area And Portions Of The Hells Canyon National Recreation Study Area, Adams, Idaho, And Nez Perce Counties, Idaho, And Wallowa County, Oregon: Unpublished U.S. Bureau Of Mines File Report, P. 181-182.

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