Golden Eagle Mine

The Golden Eagle Mine is a lead mine located in Cassia 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: Golden Eagle Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Cassia

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

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 42.305, -113.60780

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Golden Eagle Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golden Eagle Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Cassia
District: Stokes 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: Sawtooth National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Underground
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

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Anticline


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAYS ON SOME OF THE CARBONATE ORE SHOWED 0.04 OZ AU/TON AND 15.6 OZ AG/TON


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyromorphite


Comments

Comment (Location): 1 Mi. W. Of Albion Group High Above The Sharp Bend In Conner Cr.

Comment (Production): About 10 Tons Of Ore Were Shipped In Early Days

Comment (Workings): Several Cuts And Winzes Explore Vein 50 Yds. Along Strike.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): Greater Than 500 Ton Producton And 5000 Ton Estimated Reserve


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 (Production): Anderson, A. L., 1931; Id. Bureau Of Mines And Geol., Bulletin 14

Reference (Deposit): WFOC Property File


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