Melcher Mine

The Melcher Mine is a lead mine located in Cassia county, Idaho at an elevation of 7,001 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: Melcher Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Cassia

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 42.3067, -113.55500

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Melcher Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Melcher Mine
Secondary: Cumora Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Idaho
County: Cassia
District: Stokes 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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Melcher Mining And Milling Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Snake River Plain
Physiographic Detail: Deep Creek Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR, PATCHES, LENSES, PINCHES, STRINGERS


Structure

Type: L
Description: Anticline, Gouge


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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

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

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: REPORTED TO CARRY 4% CU, SOME VALUES IN SILVER AND ABOUT $10.00 IN AU PER TON.


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Pyromorphite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): 2 Main Tunnels And Several Shorter Tunnels, Shallow Shafts And Cuts.

Comment (Commodity): Assay On Pure Galena Gave 99.4 Oz Ag And 0.01 Oz. Au.

Comment (Location): N. Side Of Conner Cr. Valley

Comment (Development): Mill


References

Reference (Deposit): Anderson, A. L., 1931, Geology And Mineral Resources Of Eastern Cassia County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Bulletin 14., 169 P.

Reference (Deposit): Bell, R. N., 1905, Report Of The Mining Districts Of Idaho For The Year 1904, P. 46.


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