Silver Hills Mine

The Silver Hills Mine is a lead, zinc, and silver 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: Silver Hills Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Cassia

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

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc, Silver

Lat, Long: 42.095, -113.07280

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Silver Hills Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Hills Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Antimony
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Idaho
County: Cassia
District: Black Pine 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: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Silver Hills Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1894
Discovery Year: 1880
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR, STRINGERS, LENSES, PINCHES


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY MADE SHOWS THE FOLLOWING VALUES: 0.03 OZ AU, 42.4 OZ AG, 3.6% PB, 1.2% CU, 8.4% ZN, AND 4.5% ANTIMONY


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Jamesonite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): NEAR CREST OF THE RIDGE BETWEEN BLACK PINE CANYON AND EAST DRY FORK ON BLACK PINE SIDE

Comment (Production): A SMALL AMOUNT OF AG-PB-ZN ORE WAS PRODUCED IN 1894. SOME ORE WAS SHIPPED ABOUT 1894.

Comment (Workings): VEIN MAY BE TRACED FOR HUNDREDS OF FT.

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONES TREND ABOUT N 75 DEG W, DIP ABOUT 16 DEG N


References

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, A. L., 1931, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF EASTERN CASSIA COUNTY, ID.: IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 14, 169 P

Reference (Deposit): 1931 GEOLMAP IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULL. 1

Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., 1931, ID BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., BULL. 14


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