Ruth Mine

The Ruth Mine is a zinc mine located in Cassia county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,499 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: Ruth Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Cassia

Elevation: 6,499 Feet (1,981 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc

Lat, Long: 42.0978, -113.04580

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Ruth Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ruth Mine


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Tertiary: Mercury
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper


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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Silver Hills Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: CHIMNEYS, LENSES, PINCHES


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Smithsonite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Cinnabar
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Realgar
Gangue: Calamine


Comments

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONE STRIKES N 80 DEG W TO N 80 DEG E

Comment (Location): ABOVE EAST BASE OF THE BLACK PINE RANGE. ON CREST OF A RIDGE BETWEEN MINERAL GULCH AND FIRST LARGE GULLY ON THE S. THAT OPENS TO THE MAIN BLACK PINE BASIN.

Comment (Production): 6 CARS OF RICH ZINC CARBONATE ORE MINED DURING WORLD WAR.

Comment (Workings): CUTS AND SHORT TUNNELS


References

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

Reference (Production): ANDERSON, A. L., 1931, IDAHO BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULL. 14, 169 P.

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


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