Mc Curkle - Shane Mine

The Mc Curkle - Shane Mine is a copper and silver mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,501 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: Mc Curkle - Shane Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 3,501 Feet (1,067 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.5658, -117.06690

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Mc Curkle - Shane Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mc Curkle - Shane Mine
Secondary: Mc Corkle Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Mineral 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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1898
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

Type: L
Description: Folding And Doming Of The Strata


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: UP TO 10% CU. SOME ORE CARRIED 150 OZ AG/TON


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Production): IN 1919, PRODUCTION OF ORE RUNNING 70-80 OZ/TON AG AND 5% CU TOTALED 2 CARS.


References

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1919, TWENTIETH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1918, P. 109.

Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D. C., 1925, RECON. OF THE MINERAL AND CUDDY MOUNTAIN DISTRICTS, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 13, P. 18.

Reference (Deposit): BELL, R.N., 1920 , TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1919 , P. 88

Reference (Deposit): 1919 COMPILE 20TH ANN. REPT. OF MINING INDUSTRY FOR 1918

Reference (Deposit): 1920 COMPILE 21ST ANN. REPT. OF MINING INDUSTRY FOR 1919

Reference (Production): BELL, R.N., 1920 , STATE MINE INSPECTOR'S REPORT FOR 1919

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


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