Moonlight Mine

The Moonlight Mine is a copper mine located in Bannock county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,450 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: Moonlight Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bannock

Elevation: 6,450 Feet (1,966 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 42.8981, -112.27780

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Moonlight Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Moonlight Mine
Secondary: Lion Group


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


State: Idaho
County: Bannock
District: Fort Hall 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.


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Owner Name: Nat Eldredge And Others


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Underground
Year First Production: 1904
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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Mineral Deposit Model

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

Analytical Data

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Ore: Bornite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite


Comment (Production): Last Shipment Of 9 Tons Ran 22% Cu, 8.3 Oz. Silver And 0.005 Oz. Gold To The Ton Was Sorted From The Dump

Comment (Workings): Workings Do Not Appear Safe To Enter

Comment (Development): 6 Patented Claims ; Econ.Com: 10 Mi From Nearest Railroad; No Water In Area

Comment (Location): 3 1/2 Mi E On Moonlight Mine Rd. From Junction With Pocatello Cr. Rd.; Previous Quad Designation = Brigham City 1:250000


Reference (Deposit): Weeks, F.B., Heikes, V.C., 1907, USGS Bulletin 340, P. 177

Reference (Deposit): Dotson, J. C., 1957, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open - File Rept., 2 P

Reference (Deposit): 1957 Recon Id. Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Open File Report

Reference (Production): Dotson, J. C., 1957, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open File Report

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