Sidney Property

The Sidney Property is a silver and gold mine located in Owyhee 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: Sidney Property  

State:  Idaho

County:  Owyhee

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

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 43.015, -116.79530

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Sidney Property MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sidney Property
Secondary: Cook Group
Secondary: Cop Group


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Owyhee
District: De Lamar 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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Asarco (American Smelting And Refining Co.)
Years: 1977 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Owyhee Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Breccia


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Development): 3600 ACRES. 11 DIAMOND DRILL HOLES TOTAL OVER 4500 FT 164 CLAIMS (77 IN COOK GROUP, 92 IN COP GROUP) AND LEASE ON 400 ACRES OF STATE LAND. TREND SURFACE ANALYSIS USED.

Comment (Deposit): THE COOK GROUP IS LOCATED BETWEEN BLACK JACK - TRADE DOLLAR MINES AND THE DELAMAR MINE.


References

Reference (Deposit): WESTERN MIN. NEWS, DEC. 7 , 1973; MAR. 4 , 1977.

Reference (Deposit): BENNETT, E. H., AND GALBRAITH, J. H., 1975 , RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE SILVER CITY - SOUTH MOUNTAIN REGION, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY PAMPHLET 162 , 88 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1967 GEOCHEM SIDNEY MIN. CO.

Reference (Deposit): 1968 GEOPHYS SIDNEY MIN. CO.

Reference (Deposit): 1971 DIREXPL SIDNEY MIN. CO.

Reference (Deposit): SPOKANE CHRONICLE, NOV. 30, 1971; OCT. 11, 1968; JAN. 19, 1968.

Reference (Deposit): WESTERN MIN. NEWS, 1974 - 75 DIRECTORY OF MINES IN IDAHO (COEUR D'ALENES) AND WASH., P. 116.


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