Fort Hall Mine

The Fort Hall Mine is a copper mine located in Bannock county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,449 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: Fort Hall Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bannock

Elevation: 5,449 Feet (1,661 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 42.7769, -112.35110

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Fort Hall Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Fort Hall Mine
Secondary: Frontier Group
Secondary: Pocatello Group


Commodity

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


Location

State: Idaho
County: Bannock
District: Fort Hall Dist.


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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: Shoshone Copper And Exploration Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY ON HAND PICKED SAMPLES RAN UP TO 10% CU. ORE MIGHT AVERAGE MORE THAN 1% CU.


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): 11 Unpatented Claims; Drifts And Winzes On The Mineralized Zone

Comment (Workings): Cross Cut 4200 Ft Long, Winze 100 Ft Deep At 3850 Ft From Portal


References

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

Reference (Deposit): Merritt, P., 1930, The Origin And Occurrence Of The Metallic Ore Deposits Of Idaho: New York, New York, Columbia University, M. A. Thesis, P. 51 - 52.

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

Reference (Deposit): 1966 Recon Id. Bureau Of Mines & Geol. Open File Rept.

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

Reference (Deposit): Green, W. R., 1966, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open - File Report, 1 P.

Reference (Deposit): Weeks, F.B., Heikes, V.C., 1907, USGS Bulletin 340, P. 176


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