Silver Still Mine

The Silver Still Mine is a silver mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 3,599 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: Silver Still Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Washington

Elevation: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 44.5606, -117.05940

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Silver Still Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Still Mine
Secondary: North Star Property
Secondary: Addie
Secondary: Sam and Eagle Group
Secondary: Sam Group
Secondary: Eagle Group


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Tin
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Washington
District: Mineral District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Owner Name: Silver Still Mining Co.
Home Office: Weiser, ID


Production

Year: 1940
Time Period: 1934-1940, 1929
Material type: AU
Description: Cp_Grade: ^2% Zn, 1% Cu, 1.5% Pb, 12 Oz Ag/Ton
Year: 1940
Time Period: 1934-1940, 1929
Material type: PB
Description: Cp_Grade: ^38.1 Oz Ag/Ton, 1.1% Cu, 1.5% Pb, 0.01 Oz Au/Ton


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Year First Production: 1923
Discovery Year: 1870
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: LENTICULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Deposits On North Limb Of A Broad, Faulted Anticline Of General N.E. Trend

Type: L
Description: Trough Was Formed By A Westerly Dipping Basalt Dike And An Easterly Dipping Ore - Bearing Seam.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation, Sericitization


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE CONTAINS 2% ZN. 1% CU, 1.5% PB, 12 OZ. AG/TON.


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Stannite
Ore: Bournonite
Ore: Boulangerite
Ore: Enargite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Wurtzite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Marcasite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): MINE DEVELOPED BY TWO ADITS IN DIORITIC ROCK: ONE AT CREEK LEVEL, THE OTHER 140 FT. ABOVE THE OTHER, CONNECTED BY A RAISE.

Comment (Location): LIES JUST EAST OF THE BLACK HAWK GROUP.

Comment (Commodity): WORKED IN EARLY 20'S, BUT MOST PRODUCTION HAS BEEN BETWEEN 1929 AND 1940.

Comment (Geology): THE ANDESITIC ROCKS ARE PORPHYRITIC, GREEN IN COLOR. FELDSPARS ARE NOT DETERMINABLE. THE ROCK HAS UNDERGONE SERICITIC ALTERATION.


References

Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., AND WAGNER, W. R., 1952, IBM & G PAMPHLET 95. {{ COOK, E. F., 1954, ID. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., PAMPHLET 97.

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., AND WAGNER, W. R., 1952, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MINERAL DISTRICT, WASH. CTY., ID.: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 95, 26 P.

Reference (Deposit): LIVINGSTON, D. C., 1925, GEOLOGIC RECON. OF THE MINERAL AND CUDDY MTN. MINING DISTRICTS: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 13, P. 21.

Reference (Deposit): COOK, E. F., 1954, MINING GEOLOGY OF THE SEVEN DEVILS REGION, IDAHO BUR. OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 97, 22 P.

Reference (Deposit): IDAHO DEPT. OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, FIRST ANNUAL REPORT ADDENDUM, JULY 1, 1974 - JUNE 30, 1975, 95 P.

Reference (Deposit): 5) ANDERSON, A.L., 1963 , SILVER MINERALIZATION IN THE MINERAL DISTRICT, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO: ECON. GEOLOGY, V. 58 , NO. 8 , P. 1195 - 1217

Reference (Deposit): 1925 RECON ID. BUREAU OF MINES GEOLOGY, PAM. 13.

Reference (Deposit): 1952 GEOLMAP ID. BUREAU OF MINES GEOLOGY, PAM. 95.

Reference (Deposit): 1954 COMPILE ID. BUREAU OF MINES GEOLOGY, PAM. 97

Reference (Deposit): 1975 COMPILE 1ST ANN. REPT. ADD., IDAHO DEPT. LABOR


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