Evans Mine

The Evans Mine is a lead mine located in Bannock county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,001 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: Evans Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Bannock

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 42.4075, -112.24810

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Evans Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Evans Mine
Secondary: Banida Lode


Primary: Lead


State: Idaho
County: Bannock
District: Fort Hall 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: Caribou National Forest


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Owner Name: W. J. Evans


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Late Permian

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian

Analytical Data

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Ore: Galena


Comment (Development): 2 Lode Claims

Comment (Workings): 1 Bulldozer Cut And 2 Small Pits.

Comment (Location): .5 Mi NW Of Riley Springs


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

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

Reference (Deposit): IBMG Mines And Prospects Of The Pocatello Quad, 1982, V.E. Mitchell, Et Al.

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